This review by Victoria Muthyoi was originally published at Online Book Club on September 4th, 2021.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. The latter epitomizes the life of an immigrant born in Hong Kong, a mother of 4 and certainly the most unlikely champion, Vera Koo.
There are several things I liked about this memoir, to begin with, the lesson learnt from the story. I learnt that anybody can succeed at anything they want if they work hard enough. Vera’s life was characterized by hard work and determination to succeed( amidst a great deal of challenges) in every aspect of her life, be it in sport shooting, parenting or even being a wife. The author also used a few characters which I was able to trace easily. Her choice of words was also simple and easy to understand without using a dictionary. Lastly, l liked her use of pictures. It helped a lot in putting faces to the names as well as matching the pictures of the events that took place in her life as a shooter.
I disliked nothing about the book since it had no grammatical errors, no erotic scenes and didn’t not use vulgar words.
original review at Online Book Club.