Friday, July 27, 2018

2018 Adult Summer Reading Club

Title: Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
Author: Joan Ryan
Review: A disturbing look at "women's" gymnastics and "ladies" figure skating, when in reality the sport is geared to young, impressionable girls.  The physical and emotional stresses on these athletes will make you think twice about enjoying the sport.  Although written in 1995, some abuses, as we know, continue to this day.   
Rating: 3

Title: Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family
Author: Kathy McKeon
Review: A delightful, sweet memoir of a young Irish girl that ends up being the personal assistant of Jacqueline Kennedy starting in 1964 and continuing for many years.  The highs and lows of working and living with American 'royalty' is told.  As an added plus, the audio version is read by a woman with a lovely Irish accent!     
Rating: 4

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