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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 2019- Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos

Okay, so, first things first. I have been really sick. The End. No questions. Yeah. Okay…so…let’s get on with the book. This is probably…no…DEFINITELY

Fat Girl on a Plane

one of my favorite books of all time. This book evolves around basically one topic. Fat. Probably not the most interesting topic on earth, but Kelly Devos makes it sound so intriguing. ( I hope I spelled that right).

Basically, this book is about a girl named Cookie Vonn. Yeah. I mean, no offense, but who in the right mind would name their child after a DESSERT!? Cookie Vonn is, as many would say, plus-sized. But Cookie doesn’t let anyone’s rude remarks get to her. She sets off on an enthralling trip to become a famous fashionista. After Cookie becomes skinny (thanks to NutriNation), she expects rainbows and butterflies. Before she even knows it, Cookie is offered to live and study in New York. Right when Cookie thought everything would be perfect, she realizes something devastating. Her dreams are drifting out of her grasp, and she can’t do anything about it. Or can she ?

This novel is truly a masterpiece. I knew this was going to be an amazing book right from the blurb, when the author explains that this is not a Cinderella story of getting thin. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I am truly inspired by Cookie’s courage to take a stand and to speak up.