Skid by Doug Soulter - A Review

Goodreads Synopsis:
Can a small-town girl with a big attitude balance a boy and a demanding racing career in Formula 1, the biggest racing circus in the world?

Samantha Sutton drove the car that killed her dad. Now the seventeen-year-old can’t rest until she becomes the racing champion her dad molded her to be. Samantha exploits the system and earns a spot on a German racing team struggling to be relevant against the elite teams of Formula 1.

Samantha pushes herself, pushes her car, pushes her luck at 200 miles per hour. She battles Emilio Ronaldo, seven time world champion and Ferrari racing god. A hero to young girl, but now a rival to a young woman.

To keep herself sane, Samantha relies on her best friend Manny. But she doesn’t know quite what to do about his deep feelings for her. She would love to ask her sisters for advice, but they won’t talk to her. Not since Samantha told them the truth about Dad’s accident. The truth about that dark and rainy night.

I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange of an honest review.

I loved this book. It has a very original and exciting plot with a blend of perfection - sports and a strong heroine! Doug Solter completely nailed Samantha's feeling, thoughts, and emotions. What I loved about Samantha is her strong personality. Even when she was being bullied by the others in the Formula 1 world, she never backed down; she stood up for herself and showed the world that women had talent in racing too. 

The only drawback of the book was Manny, the guy Samantha befriends who develops romantic feelings for her. I honestly think Doug Solter just put him in the picture for the sake of drama. In my opinion, he was unneeded, and I didn't think he was manly enough. :)

Other than that, great read. Go get it now if you're into strong female characters and Formula One! 


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