Review for Summertime & Somersaults

Review for Summertime & Somersaults

14327256So, this wasn’t as good as it started off to be.

And that was mostly Tara’s fault. I can imagine being insecure a bit, but come on, the whole focus of the book was practically Tara crying, sniffling, or being a dramatic whiny brat about stuff. Girl, you got F-ing handpicked out a whole bunch of kids from the camp to PARTICIPATE in a HIGHLY-COMPETITIVE club. But oh boo hoo things aren’t going right. No crap girl, really, what did you think that you would magically be good at everything? You do know that everyone in your club has been there for years, so yes, they will be better. Yes, you will have to work hard to get somewhere, but that is life for you. Suck it up, and stop crying like a baby. And yes, you are allowed to make mistakes, that is how you learn. 😐
I could go on, but I am not going to waste my time on this, I have said what I wanted to say.

The beginning part was a delight, I was really happy with Tara. Her determination to be a gymnast are admirable, especially considering how young she is. Most would have given up if things get tough, but she pushed on and learned a lot of moves by herself.
I was happy that her parents allowed her to go to that summer camp, and then later to the club.

I also loved Tara’s friends. Often in books you would see friends drift off when one of them is busy like this, and so focused on one thing. But not Emily, not Kate. They stick to Tara and they listen to her talk on and on about stuff. They are there for her. It was so sweet and lovely.

The ending was really cute, and I was happy Tara finally learned something that she should have learned sooner.

I am not sure if I will be reading the other books. If Tara is just normal Tara, then yes. But if she keeps on being whiny again, then no.


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