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Monday, June 20, 2016

Adult Summer Reading Book Review: Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

Book Title: The Boys in the Boat

Author: Daniel Brown

Reviewed By: Pam D.

Those who row reach for something greater than themselves, they are a symphony of motion. Harsh demands of rowing humbled these 9 men. Absolute surrender of self,no egos, cooperative endeavor,crew members row blind,only the coxswain knows what is going on,they trust that they are on the right course.

Why I Picked it Up: I had to read a sports book for summer read and I had noticed this book in reviews. I do not care for non-fiction or sports books,but this is a narrative non-fiction book and the author keeps your interest by the many back stories going on. You know the outcome but you don't know how the story is going to play out.

Why I Finished It: I wanted to know how they went about training to achieve their goal and how the Olympics played out in Hitler's Nazi Germany. The effects of the Great Depression on these young men and their stories, specially Joe Rantz. He has a very interesting story beginning with his boyhood thru to becoming an adult.

I’d Give this Book To: Everyone would enjoy this book. I have told everyone who will listen about this book, even my piano students. The Young Readers edition is called, "The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation):The True Story of a American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics" by Daniel James Brown.

Find The Boys in the Boat in our catalog.

Summer Reading program participants! There's still time to submit a review of one of the books you read this summer. Your review will get you an entry into a special prize drawing in addition to the drawings that all program finishers are entered in. More prizes! Yay! 
All you have to do is fill out our online form or email a short review (at least 5 thoughtful sentences - without giving away the ending!) to news@roselle.lib.il.us.

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