Riding by Cassia Cassitas
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 30, 2015)
Amidst real events and landscapes, men and women like us wander the cities we inhabit, rehearsing happier lives in the pages of this motivational novel. From each one, destiny took a part to make them perfect.
When he is born, André propels his mother’s life in a new direction, shifting her focus away from her professional aspirations. His father, an executive who organizes Olympic competitions around the world and doesn’t know when to come back home, strives to make him a worldly citizen. Cycling, his life acquires purpose: becoming an Olympic para-athlete.
Together with his friends, he experiences disappointments and new beginnings. A doctor that builds robots, the daughter of a lonely teenager, and a retired athlete teach André how to overcome his limits and live his dream.
Set in Curitiba with breaks in Los Angeles, Seoul, Johannesburg and Soweto, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London, the narrative ends in 2012, in Rio de Janeiro.
As a tribute to all those who choose to sign the next episodes of their lives, this book is about overcoming one’s self amid achievements, obstacles, love and heroism, written behind the scenes of life.
This book is very interesting. There are many interesting people and many interesting places. I also love the Olympics so that aspect was a big draw for me.
I liked the book from the start, but it did take a while into the book to clarify some things. Each chapter in this book is uplifting and inspiring.
This is a great read for anyone who loves books about travel, adventure, friendships, and overcoming obstacles.