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Carrie Soto Is Back, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

mikkane's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

briecheese's review

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adventurous emotional inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

agirlnamedellie's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Enjoyed this but not as much as Jenkins other novels. I enjoyed the concept of the book being focused around a female tennis player and I felt like the book portrayed the struggles of a female player at that time may have faced & the fact it is both a mental and physical sport. I thought the tennis references were very cleverly infused into the story and these added depth to it. It was enjoyable and easy to follow.
Glad that Carrie got her own story as I took an instant dislike to her in Malibu Rising, however, understanding her history and how it impacted her behaviour made me understand her as a character and I grew to like her more and more over the course of the book. Really enjoyed reading about her relationship with her father and liked the addition of spanish into the conversation sections.

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lilianapeace's review against another edition

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4.0

4.5! Love TJR. so exciting and so fun to read

amybobreads's review

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inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

Tennis and more tennis 

erinhaugh's review

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emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

bluebonnet_books's review against another edition

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medium-paced

4.0

hgundlach's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

chick's review

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slow-paced

2.5

I loved “Daisy Jones and the Six” and “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.”  

But I would’ve quit “Carrie Soto is Back” if it wasn’t a library audiobook. The magic didn’t spark for me. 

There’s a ton of tennis references, which as a high school player, made me feel a little nostalgic, but I could see as very tedious for those who don’t know the game. 

I did like the side characters. Having read Taylor Jenkins Reid before, it’s possible we will see some of them again. 
C+

ksb0411's review against another edition

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inspiring fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0