Sometimes the person you admire most recognizes something unusual in you and draws it out, opening a door to a bigger, electrifying world. (cover blurb)
Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion is a decent read with interesting characters. Greer is a college freshman who meets Faith Frank – an inspirational speaker involved in the women’s movement. Greer’s trying to find herself and seeks a purpose of some sort. With a job opportunity offered, questions of power arise, friendships change, and a childhood love story evolves. Doors open and close, ambition rules, and ego and loyalty come into question.
Life changes so much during college age and post college years. People guide and people follow. Some folks make a huge impact on one’s life. The Female Persuasion acknowledges the flame we all want to believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. (cover blurb)
At times Greer can be a tad whiny, but the book offers up a lot of good dialogue and insight into girls and women. P. 373 You don’t always have to feel the compulsion to keep striving toward something for the sake of striving. There are no grades anymore, Greer. Sometimes I think you forget that. You just have to do what you want to do. Forget about how it looks. Think about what it is.
That line struck me. I still keep anticipating a grade and too often I’m not willing to commit to something that IS something.