Part 2 – MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE SAID A BOOK A MONTH

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I was reading Jessica Watson’s True Spirit. Well I managed to get to the end with a couple of days to spare. A literary masterpiece it’s not, but still the story of Jessica Watson’s solo circumnavigation of the globe is something that I’m glad I read. It’s not a book I would have normally chosen, but as it was this month’s selection for our book discussion group, I had to make an effort. I admit that I had preconceived ideas on whether or not Jessica was adequately prepared for her sea voyage, and was surprised how much work she had put into getting herself and her equipment ready. Having said that it was still an extremely dangerous journey. However, I digress. As I said in the beginning, not a great book but easy to read. As it was basically in the form of a blog and there’s only so much that can be said about sailing off into the wild blue yonder, I felt it was somewhat repetitive and was glad to reach the end.

Edit: I’d be interested to know your opinions, whether or not you’ve read the book. It might be stale news now, but still worthy of discussion I feel.

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2 thoughts on “Part 2 – MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE SAID A BOOK A MONTH

  1. Robert says:

    I fully agree with the comments, i was very impressed that a person of her years had the courage and determination to do what she did

  2. Julie says:

    I’m glad you appreciated the book for what it was, Robyn. I had followed Jessica’s journey via her blog so there wasn’t a lot that was new, although it was interesting to read the background detail. Full marks to her for her determination and cool head. A great achievement for a 16 year old.

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