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Ten Girls to Watch by Charity Shumway
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Apr 24, 2012

really liked it
Read from April 20 to 23, 2012

Although Ten Girls To Watch was another book with a young female protagonist (Dawn) who is working through issues surrounding self-esteem, boyfriends and career, this was a stellar novel compared to the prior book on my reading list Sammy's Hill . The historical profiles of the 'Ten Girls To Watch' chosen each year for 50 years are encouraging and enjoyable yet, best of all, they feel human and real . Each woman the magazine chose to profile as a TGTW has her own unique history that makes them who they are, and each rings of the potential within each individual. Fast forwarding to the present, not all the women's lives are entirely perfect. The career trajectories of these women are inspiring, and show how every action you do becomes a part of who you are; your experiences - whether good or bad - give you more confidence to deal with what lies next. Most of all, I enjoyed how Dawn's character is able to bring out the best in people, whether she is on the phone or meeting someone in-person. It is obvious that she cares about others and can bring out the best in them. I would recommend this book to recent college grads, or women struggling with the decision to follow their passion or go down a more 'safe' path.

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