Welcome to my stop on the Riding Blog TourRiding
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by Cassia Cassiatas
Release Date: April 30th, 2015
Synopsis: Amidst real events and landscapes, men and women like us wander the cities we inhabit, rehearsing happier lives in the pages of this motivational narrative. From each one, destiny took a part to make them perfect.
When he is born, Andre propels his mother's life in a new direction. 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.
Riding starts off following Mario and Elizabeth, then shifting gears to Andre. This book was told in three different POVs, Mario's, Elizabeth's, and Andre's, so readers get to know each character individually and see the events at different angles. The way Cassitas had written the story makes it seem like it has been easily flowing out her mind.
The dialogue and plot of the story flowed on as time went by. Readers get glimpses of Andre and Elizabeth as they travel through each city. These snippets have enough detail and content to understand the story and Andre's goal in being in the para-Olympics.
Readers see Andre being guided to be determined for success and not let obstacles pull him back. Riding is a book of inspiration, telling readers to not give up on their dreams, no matter how impossible it is. Even if the dream isn't attainable, still continue and strive for your success.
I enjoyed Riding's unique writing style. It seems like memoirs of all three questions. Yet at times, it seems like it could be a scrapbook full of pictures following each chapter. Riding provided great details of the settings and a very inspiring lesson.
The Rating: (1-10): 7~
Born in the interior of the state of Paraná, Cassia Cassitas accumulated various degrees throughout her career in Information Technology. The author of three novels, her texts convey ideas accumulated amidst the smell of coffee plantations, shoe factories, and the technology of the 20th century. These texts deal with life-altering episodes, in a path lit by a harmonious blend of memories and imagination.
Author Website: http://cassiacassitas.com.br/
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