Charlotte (Charlie) Silver is a professional tennis player on the rise who dreams of winning a Grand Slam. After a disastrous game at Wimbledon, she decides to hire a new coach, Todd Feltner, a living legend in the tennis world even though his methods are borderline abusive. Thus begin a rigorous training, a strict diet and an image makeover. Soon, Charlie ranks among the best in the world, goes to exciting parties, and starts dating a sexy Spanish player. Everything seems to be going according to plan, but will Charlie be able to achieve her dream? And at what price?
The Singles Game is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the world of women’s tennis. While Charlie’s lifestyle seems glamorous on the outside, the reality is competition can sometimes bring out the worst in players, and training at this level is grueling work. Charlie is an interesting and complex character who it is easy to root for. However, the author sometimes jumps ahead in time and only mentions some events I would have liked to know more about, especially near the end of the novel. On the whole though, this was an entertaining and fun book to read.
The Singles Game was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
Fun facts about the book and the author:
- Lauren Weisberger plays tennis and is a fan of the sports.
- She did a lot of research for this book. She even went to tournaments and interviewed tennis players.
- It took her 8 months to do the research and another year to write the book.
- The Devil Wears Prada was the first book the author published, and it was an instant bestseller.
About the author and her work: Lauren Weisberger’s website.
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