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Teen SRC 2022 – Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Shoe Dog is an autobiography by Phil Knight. Inside, you’ll read about the hardships and victories he went through as he breathed Nike to life. From a small business selling Japanese running shoes to one of the world’s most-known athletic brands, Knight couldn’t have done it without the help of his passionate family and friends. It starts in 1962, when Knight first pitched his Crazy Idea to his dad. The journey only got crazier from there.

I found this book inspiring because it showed me that success doesn’t just happen right away. Another thing is that there are many hard times in the making of something. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone, and especially my track and field friends since I believe that they’d get how important shoes are when it comes to sport. Overall I rate this book 9/10.

Teen SRC 2022 – Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is told from the perspective of Leo Borlock, a shy high school student. At Mica High, there was an unspoken rule where everyone stays inside the lines and does not stand out no matter what. And so that’s what he did. Until a new kid came in, shaking his world upside down.

This book emphasizes the act of being true to you, no matter what. The book was a gift from a friend, and I ended up loving the ending, especially because I did not see it coming. I would definitely recommend this read to others, however there were some parts in the book where it felt like it was dragging on and on.

Overall, I would rate it a 8/10.