The Sin­gles Game

The Sun (Malaysia) - - THE RIGHT READ -

Au­thor: Lau­ren Weis­berger Publisher: Harper ISBN: 9780008105488

NOT BE­ING a sporty type of per­son, I usu­ally steer clear of sports-re­lated books as I find them of no in­ter­est. But then, I love the ti­tle of this book.

Yes, it’s about ten­nis, but the ti­tle has a dou­ble mean­ing that is al­lur­ing.

The story re­volves around Char­lotte ‘Char­lie’ Sil­ver who wants noth­ing more than to make it to the top of the ten­nis world. She’s placed 23rd, when an accident at Wim­ble­don al­most fin­ishes her.

Even her coach has doubts about a come­back so Char­lie fires her. Char­lie then turns to the in­fa­mously bru­tal Todd Felt­ner for help, and sub­se­quently, finds her life turned up­side down.

Todd tears away Char­lie’s good-girl im­age and trans­forms her into War­rior Princess Char­lie.

Cat­a­pulted into a world of stylists, pri­vate par­ties and se­cret dates, Char­lie is sur­rounded by scan­dals as she jets around the world.

With the new im­age that gives her con­fi­dence, Char­lie be­gins to make head­way but can her con­science stomach the changes?

Is win­ning more im­por­tant than the look of dis­ap­point­ment and dis­ap­proval on her fa­ther’s face?

The stakes are high and no-one plays by the rules and ev­ery­thing comes with a price.

Ro­mance-wise, The Sin­gles Game is to­tally pre­dictable. Game-wise, the au­thor has some tricks up her sleeve that give you both a re­al­ity check, and leave some room for imag­i­na­tion.

From the au­thor of The Devil Wears Prada, The Sin­gles Game is both hor­ri­fy­ing (oh, the things that go on be­hind the scenes!) and en­ter­tain­ing. – K.K. Wong

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