The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada a dishy tell all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.Charlotte Charlie Silver has always been a good girl She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon bThe new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada a dishy tell all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.Charlotte Charlie Silver has always been a good girl She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon became one of the top juniors in the world When she leaves UCLA and breaks her boyfriend s heart to turn pro, Charlie joins the world s best athletes who travel eleven months a year, competing without mercy for Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines.After Charlie suffers a disastrous loss and injury on Wimbledon s Centre Court, she fires her longtime coach and hires Todd Feltner, a legend of the men s tour, who is famous for grooming champions Charlie is his first ever female player, and he will not let her forget it He is determined to change her good girl image both on the court and off and transform her into a ruthless competitor who will not only win matches and climb the rankings, but also score magazine covers and seven figure endorsement deals Her not so secret affair with the hottest male player in the world, sexy Spaniard Marco Vallejo, has people whispering, and it seems like only a matter of time before the tabloids and gossip blogs close in on all the juicy details Charlie s ascension to the social throne parallels her rising r
The Singles Game The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada a dishy tell all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who after changing coaches suddenly makes
Really enjoyed this book Loved the tennis aspect of it as well
Charlie Silver hires a notoriously brutal coach to finally win a slam and overcome her rival Russian tennis icon Maria Sharapova Natalya, while trying not be distracted by her casual fling with the underwear modelling Spaniard considered one of the greats of the open era Rafael Nadal Marco.Honestly, the book in general seemed to be pretty slow to deliver and maybe it s picky but parts of the story didn t seem accurate in the context of the tennis tour as I follow it For example, the pink sole co [...]
To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible You have to be stubborn You have to be arrogant You have to be selfish and self absorbed Kind of tunnel vision almost Chris EvertLauren Weisberger, the New York Times bestselling author, is back with a glamours yet entertaining contemporary story of a female pro tennis player in her new book, The Singles Game where the author weaves the journey of a tennis player who after undergoing a nasty injury in her life changing Wimbledon Open, decides th [...]
So here s the thing This book It isn t very well written I was torn, in fact, between giving it one or two stars.I settled on two because I did finish reading it, even though I kind of hated myself for continuing to read long past the desertion of my interest in the story.I ll start with the good parts you learn a lot about the pro tennis circuit Lauren Weisberger clearly did her research because she shows you the minutiae of traveling, uniforms, practice schedules, nutrition, and the like You l [...]
Light and easy chick lit that is perfect for reading by the pool or packing in your carry on Having been horribly disappointed by Weisberger s two last novels, it was nice to see her get her game back haha Centered around the world of competitive tennis, THE SINGLES GAME is a coming of age story that follows one young, star player as she figures out who she wants to be what she wants The cast of characters is predictable like most summer reads there is a best friend, a previous mentor, a Miranda [...]
If I m being completely honest with myself then I don t really know why I liked this book so much But I did, I liked the characters and the plot Honestly it s not a book I will remember for a long time, but it was entertaining And I learned a lot about tennis, I m pretty sure I m a pro now.
It s hard to like a book that has an unlikeable main character I found Charlie annoying and self centered Nevertheless, I did make it through without being bored It wasn t a great story Weisberger will never write another Devil Wears Prada but I made it through.
Froth, brain dead book for those kinds of days.
4.5 5 starsThe Singles Game is a standalone that I would classify as Chick Lit.The narrator is 24 year old Charlotte Charlie She is a professional tennis player The book features 3rd person narration.When Charlie was younger her father taught her everything he knew about tennis Now she is a professional tennis player with her brother Jake working with her.I really enjoyed this book I loved seeing the life of a tennis player the travel, the parties, the luxury, the scandal It was all so interesti [...]
Originally posted on Desert Island Book ReviewsTo start, I d like to mention that I know very little about professional tennis, so I can t vouch for whether any of the behind the scenes details are based on truth or speculation That said, I found the depiction of a tennis star s life to be absolutely crazy First, the things that are obviously true constant traveling, strict diet and exercise regimens, and crazy drug testing requirements I could never be a pro athlete I thought Weisberger s portr [...]
Charlotte Silver, or Charlie, is a professional tennis player who is known for her good girl ways She wears pastels on the court, has had the same coach for years, always does the right thing, and even weaves a pretty ribbon through her trademark braid Essentially, she is the all American good girl, but that doesn t translate to wins on the court In fact, Charlie is ranked number twenty three She wants to win a Grand Slam, but that is never going to happen This is especially true after her debac [...]
Just what I needed to escape this dumpster fire we call 2016.
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Ik vond dit een goed boek met een origineel onderwerp In het begin werd ik echt het verhaal ingezogen, maar naar het einde toe werd het een beetje langdradig Het boek was niet saai, maar ook niet spannend Toch heb ik van het verhaal genoten Drie sterren
This new novel from Lauren Weisberger captures the life of 24 year old Charlie Silver, a professional tennis player, who has had a potentially career ending injury However, Charlie isn t ready to give up so she hires a new coach known for his hard core coaching regimen, gets an image makeover, and comes back at the beginning of the next season as the new and improved Charlie Warrior Princess Her image overhaul includes a personality one as well, armed with instructions to make her secret dallian [...]
Review originally posted at All Books Considered 3.5 STARSI devoured this, seriously I read it one day and could not put it down Isn t that the best feeling And I love love loved the first 60 ish% At that point, however, I feel like the characters changed a bit I don t know that I can pinpoint it but I felt like Charlie and some of the other main characters became a bit inconsistent feeling to me in their words and actions and there was definitely a bit of unnecessary drama I also didn t love th [...]
This was really unpleasantly bad To be clear, I knew going in that it was chick lit, and enjoy that genre as a reading break I enjoyed her first book Devil Wears Prada , and was up for some harmless fluff But the characters were caricatures, and while it was nominally a book about the demands of professional tennis and she clearly did her research on how physically and mentally grueling that is , it was written for 8th grade girls who spend all their free time writing about boys in their diary C [...]
What an amazing book I don t even know how to start my review I decided to listen to this audiobook because I loved The Devil Wears Prada, I ve only watched the movie but the book has been in my TBR for a long time now, and I couldn t let pass the opportunity to read the new book of this great author I m so happy to say that I m 250% satisfied with what I read and listened to The writing was exceptional, the plot was really entertaining I should reconsider not being a fan of sports because this [...]
Review I took this one out of the library on audio on a whim It was available and I was bored Well, I was shocked when I finished listening to it in a day We follow Charlie through the year or so after a serious injury where she has made serious changes to her life and tennis career to try and win a Grand Slam There is family conflict, romantic prospects, professional decisions and some of the extravagances that come with celebrity Throughout Charlie has to figure out what is best for her as wel [...]
I wasn t sure what to think at first being that I am not a tennis person per say The beginning was a little slow to get started but once I was into the story I loved it Tennis is the background but the story line of Miss Charlie Silver is full of life, sadness, loneliness, craziness, and love all rolled into one Charlie on the outside seems to have it all a father who loves her, a brother who will do anything for her, a coach that has been with Charlie for over 10 years and has filled her mother [...]
I am going to be honest and say I did not read every single page of this book In fact, I skipped a hefty part of the middle section and read the last few chapters I was initially interested in the story because it made me reminisce about how I used to play tennis with friends in my neighborhood, and then briefly in college for a PE credit I was never great at it, but it was fun The other reason I thought I might like it is I enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada MOVIE but never read the book , which the [...]
Thanks to NetGalley, Simon Schuster and the author for the opportunity to read and review this book This is definitely a great book to pack on your summer vacation I loved reading about the behind the scenes world of professional tennis.Charlie Charlotte is a young tennis player who has always excelled and done so being the good girl always kind to opponents and everyone else After a devastating injury, she leaves behind the coach that was a second mother to her after her own mother s death and [...]
OK this is going to make me sounds like the crankiest picker of nits, ever but this book could seriously have used some better editing And it is very rare that I ever think, much less say, that There were a handful of continuity type issues that were jarring, and would have been super easy to catch I just edited this post I was starting to list the ones that bugged me the most, but it made me feel super nit picky So now I m just going to go yell at kids and tell them to get off my lawn Also ther [...]
After reading other titles by Lauren Weisberger I was very keen to read The Singles Game.Based around the tennis scene which I find it popping up in a lot of books lately and tennis player Charlie Silver Charlie is a good girl, who always plays by the rules After suffering a injury Charlie makes a comeback which sees her firing her coach and hiring a guy that is extremely difficult to work with Her image is given an overhaul and shes the life that she knows so well change before her very eyes By [...]
I wanted to love this book I love books about tennis Unfortunately, The Singles Game is very uneven The beginning is very promising and exciting The ending is blah I liked reading about how it feels like to compete at the very top level the book is indeed very well researched However, the main character, Charlie, is bland and predictable Her Russian nemesis Natalya Ivanov BTW, no Russian females have last names ending in OV, it does not work this way is a stereotypical villain There are some err [...]
Reviews are subjective, to be sure Still, as an author who carefully reads her own, I m pained to review The Singles Game Maybe it s just me, but the writing didn t engage the characters were flat and the plot failed to intrigue Since the conceit of my own novel, Breaking and Holding, is tennis, and since Chris Evert gave The Singles Game a positive blurb, I was sure I d find it a good read And I did learn a few things about the women s tour, as promised But I m someone who, almost without excep [...]
4.5 StarsI found The Singles Game to be an exhilarating and exhausting look at the world of female singles tennis on the professional tour The book took place over the year, and charts Charlie s recovery from injury while she attempts to win a Grand Slam, while changing her coach from a mild woman to a harsh ex pro player who want s to give Charlie s whole image a makeover Over the course of this, she gets endorsements and becomes a brand image, but whether she can really still live with hersel [...]
Great read This read the way I ve expected Emily Giffin s newer books to read which disappointed me to no end It was fast paced, fun, and exciting I loved the behind the scenes look of the pro tennis world I liked Charlie as a character, I thought she had a lot of depth and really embodied the I never had a childhood adult lol There was only one part I wasn t a huge fan of, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this Wish I would ve picked this up over the summer, it s a perfect beach read
Ik heb echt genoten van dit boek, ook al had ik dat van te voren echt niet gedacht.Zelf ben ik echt geen fan van tennis maar tijdens het lezen was oprecht ge nteresseerd in de sport en de wereld eromheen Aanrader 3
Really cute In this book, Lauren puts her her savvy eye and witty writing to showcase a day in the life of a tennis player I enjoyed the characters and the book