Hey everyone! I read ‘You Will Know Me’ by Megan Abbot as part of the book challenges I’m doing this year. I’ve decided to participate in both the Popsugar Advanced reading challenge and the Read Harder reading challenge. This one was for the Read Harder challenge and it was to ‘Read a book about sports’.
Published 26th July 2016
Goodreads rating: 3.52/5
My rating: 2/5
Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, revealing hidden plots and allegiances, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself drawn, irresistibly, to the crime itself, and the dark corners it threatens to illuminate. From a writer with “exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl,” (Janet Maslin) You Will Know Me is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of desire, jealousy, and ambition.
I originally rated this a 3/5, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to change it to a 2/5. There was nothing incredibly ‘special’ about this book for me, it just was.
It told a story, but the characters were a bit boring and predictable. There wasn’t much excitement to keep me moving from one page to the next, nothing was really keeping me reading this book aside from the fact that it was part of my reading challenge. I could have picked another book but to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of sports books so I decided to stick with this since I had invested so much time in it already.
In terms of the style of the writing, it wasn’t too bad. I would be interested to see the other works of the author to see if this was a one off, because I think it had potential. It just didn’t live up to my standards for a book that had such a specific niche.
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