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I found this story interesting, inspiring and one that I would probably say is geared towards high school/upper middle school students. While Ms. Wambach does take you through her professional and personal life, the way she did is was to make herself 2 Abbys that were opposites. This view, at first, had me thinking multiple personalities but it was really only a way to show that in many decisions she was torn. Her personal life includes her sexual confusion and a candid look at being lesbian. There is also a friend that is bi-sexual. The insight that Ms. Wambach shares on so many subjects is thought provoking. While some of her thoughts may come across long and wordy, the feelings behind them come through. You can feel her pain, her desires and so much. At other points, you can tell that she is using her position to bring attention to things she feels are important such as equality in sports. Throughout the entire book you know that family and friends are extremely important and influence much of her life. The fact that Ms. Wambach is still in her 30’s, I suspect that we haven’t heard the last from her. I’m going to be interested in seeing where this dynamic young woman will go. She is so much more than just a world class soccer player though that alone would make her remarkable. From the field and practice to dating and school, Ms. Wambach shares it all so you know she is more than just soccer. Good job, Ms. Wambach.

Book Blurb for Forward

Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation’s heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup Championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. She has become a heavily requested speaker to a wide a range of audiences, from college students to executives at Fortune 500 companies.

In this edition of Forward that’s been adapted for young readers, Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, losses, and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world class athlete and leader she is today. Wambach’s book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a soulful person grappling with universal questions about how we can live our best lives and become our truest selves. Written with honesty and heart, Forward is an inspiring blueprint for individual growth and a rousing call to action.

Includes a signed poster!

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2016 4.00