Thursday, July 14, 2016

Book Review: "Swimming with Faith"

Released just in time for the Summer Olympics, Swimming with Faith tells world class swimmer Missy Franklin's story - to date. Written for young girls, this biography tells how Franklin got her start as a swimmer, where she has competed, what medals she has won, what else she is interested in, about family and friends, and of her involvement in community - in her case a community practically the size of the whole world. Most important it tells how her love for God impacts the ways she lives and the decisions she makes. Franklin is not only a great swimmer, but she's an amazing role model for young girls.

For fun and added interest, each of the seventeen short chapters ends with a list of facts or bonus information related the content. These provide a little break from the regular reading. Pictures of Missy are also sprinkled here and there throughout the book.

This segment of Franklin's life only takes readers to her transition into professional swimming. Fans are told of her goals for the coming Olympics but will have to wait a few months, of course, to learn through television or other media coverage how things turn out. The Missy Franklin Story is far from complete.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment