In this review of Vera Koo’s memoir “The Most Unlikely Champion,” Joel Bartholomeu writes that the book holds an emotional storyline. Keep reading to find out why Joel has reached that conclusion, and why he rated Vera’s book 4 out of 4 stars in his review for Online Book Club.
In this hermeneutical allegory by Vera Koo and Justin Pahl, titled The Most Unlikely Champion, a woman’s life finds meaning in the most unlikeliest of places. In a world were fragile people hit the rocks; this protagonist character, Vera, most avoid yearling up to decrepitude and grab the bull by the horns. Growing up was not unpleasant for her; however, it was not easy at all. Later in life, she learned to rely on her faith and belief. She was never the most attractive woman, nor was she the smartest, but destiny would propel her to punch above her weight. And life taught her that all was within her reach and range. She also experiences her fair share of family issues. Vera and her family would also struggle through material issues. Issues test her relationship with her husband and children; all the while, she must continue to rely on them as they must rely on her. Vera also has a tough history, and when the matters that govern her future demand focus, she sees confrontations from the past.
I liked the storyline; may I say, it was very emotional to me. I love the character because she is meek and humble. A lot of times in life we also go through hardships— but it is mostly because we bring them on ourselves, through our behaviors and lapses. One can imagine my agony when I read about people suffering their own hardship, but doing little to deserve it. Plus, her devotion to her family is unparalleled and unique. I liked the book’s typeface as well; it made the athletic story and theme more riveting. I thought the main character was humble — a bit to humble for her own good.
I didn’t like the fact that she downgraded her appearance in description; okay, maybe ‘downgraded’ is not the right word, but she takes the stem out of her reader’s imagination. She puts herself too low on the yardstick— if there is any. I didn’t like the fact that she didn’t know her beauty is what she feels it is. I didn’t also like the fact that her story— real as it was— was too complicated. The narrative comes as a double-edged sword. I didn’t see anything else to dislike about the twist.
I felt this book had a good storyline; it spawned intrigue. It was also very interesting and properly arranged. I rate it a 4 out of 4 stars; I thought It was professionally edited as well.
I would recommend this piece to readers of the sports-drama genre. Also, readers of the inspirational novels will enjoy this wonderful book. Finally, readers of true-life drama will like this piece as well.