Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada, recently released her new book, the Singles Game about Charlie Silver, a professional tennis player. I love love love tennis and so thought this book would be right up my “alley.” Sorry, that was bad. I definitely enjoyed the book. It was a quick read and although not deep literature, by any means, I liked the tennis aspects of the story and following Charlie through the year after she had a bad injury on the court.
There is of course a love interest that is no good for her and a better one waiting in the wings that she can’t quite recognize, but the audience can a million miles away. Those are not the strongest aspects of the story. I could probably read an entire book just about the tennis matches, but I understand why most people would want the romance thrown in there as well.
The Singles Game is a great summer read, especially if you like tennis or are a fan of Weisberger’s other books.