The Female Persuasion
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Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads:
Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer–madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place–feels her inner world light up. Then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined.
I was really interested in this book. I have not read anything else by Meg Wolitzer (although I do have another book of hers on my shelf, to be read) but I know readers who love her books.
I enjoyed this book, for the most part. It gave me a lot to think about. But I wanted to connect with it on a more emotional level than I did.
I think my expectations for this book may have been too high, because I want in fully expecting this to be a mind-blowing reading experience, and when that didn’t turn out to be the case, I felt a bit disappointed.
Overall, The Female Persuasion was an interesting and at times though-provoking book. I’ll be interested to hear what other readers think of this one.