Riding by Cassia Cassitas – Book Review & Giveaway


Riding by Cassia Cassitas– Book Review

Are you ready to take a journey through a unique book that is probably unlike anything you’ve ever read before?

Riding by Cassia Cassitas is a book of stories – set across a backdrop of true events and real landscapes – that takes you through lots of exiting cities on several continents and across several decades, as it explores the lives of Mario and Elizabeth before and after their son, Andre, is born.

Mario is an executive who prepares for Summer Olympics events around the world. Elizabeth is a marketing professional who becomes a stay-at-home Mom. Andre is a young boy with a love of cycling who dreams of becoming an Olympic para-athlete.

How far will you go to pursue your dreams? That’s one of the underlying themes of Riding.

Originally translated from the author’s native language of Portuguese, Riding is an emotionally rich story – but there are places early on where you have to push through until you come to the point where all of the pieces start to fall into place.

If you enjoy stories about overcoming the obstacles that life throws your way and pursuing your dreams, then Riding is certainly worth the read.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

About Cassia Cassitas

Cassia Cassitas

In my mind, words came in strides. They aligned themselves in arguments that were ready for combat after rebelling themselves – and that was just inkling. Where was my certainty to support the new image? And where were my emotions, with their brushes to bring color to life?

Born in the interior of the state of Paraná, Cassia Cassitas accumulated various degrees throughout her career in Information Technology.

The author of three novels, her texts convey ideas accumulated amidst the smell of coffee plantations, shoe factories, and the technology of the 20th century.

These texts deal with life-altering episodes, in a path lit by a harmonious blend of memories and imagination.

Riding – Book Tour

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The Riding Book Tour runs from August 17 through September 18, 2015.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from iRead Book Tours to review. However, the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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2 Responses to “Riding by Cassia Cassitas – Book Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Anne Marie Carter says:

    I would love to read this book because it is about someone following their dreams, and I love the graphics on the cover.

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