Shadowboxer

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 11 Oct 2018

Member Reviews

This is a story with a background of social criticism, in which an ex boxer Jordan, through the help she gives to young people with few resources from her hometown of Halifax, somehow manages to redeem her own emotional  issues. The circumstances make her first love, Ali, reappear in her life for a cooperative program between the company Ali works in and the gym Jordan owns, causing Jordan to rethink some of her present and also giving her the opportunity to correct the mistakes of her past. 

It is a somewhat somber story, because of the story itself and the environment in which the author develops it, the docks of a maritime city in winter. The atmosphere really helps a lot to feel the emotion of many moments. Because the story has many emotional moments, for how well they reflect reality and for the positive message that throughout the book emerges in spite of everything.

Jordan has seemed a complex and interesting character, who has managed to overcome the difficulties of a difficult childhood, without bitterness and knowing how to appreciate the positive. Ali's character is not quite well developed, but it is the one that provokes the catharsis that Jordan needs at this moment in her life. Even in the background, Ali's importance in history is crucial.

The book has hooked me practically from the beginning, I've had a great time reading it, with many moments of emotion and some of anger and the story has seemed  sufficiently  interesting and solid. I quite recommend it very much.
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