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The Olympics Beat: A Spectator's Memoir of Beijing By ShannonYoung,

  • Title: The Olympics Beat: A Spectator's Memoir of Beijing
  • Author: ShannonYoung
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 432
  • Format: ebook
  • The drama, the variety, the spectacle Shannon can t get enough of it She is an American student who has always been fascinated by the Olympic Games her father has a lifelong love affair with China They team up for the Beijing games and the adventure of a lifetime Without the filter of a small screen, Shannon and her father are hypnotized by the passion of a great natThe drama, the variety, the spectacle Shannon can t get enough of it She is an American student who has always been fascinated by the Olympic Games her father has a lifelong love affair with China They team up for the Beijing games and the adventure of a lifetime Without the filter of a small screen, Shannon and her father are hypnotized by the passion of a great nation unveiling itself to the world This mini travel memoir is a picture of a new China and the experiences that would change one American girl s life forever
    The Olympics Beat A Spectator s Memoir of Beijing The drama the variety the spectacle Shannon can t get enough of it She is an American student who has always been fascinated by the Olympic Games her father has a lifelong love affair with China The

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    1. This is a short memoire of the author s experience in Beijing during the Olympics Its written in an honest and highly personal style which makes the book fun and enjoyable to read The author is honest about not knowing what to expect of the country because of all the negative images in the American media and excitement of visiting a country long on her bucket list Anyone interested in China or the Olympics will enjoy this mini memoire Longer review on my blog sarahreadstheworld

    2. I really enjoyed Shannon Young s travel memoir about her first trip to China Although written as a novella length piece, this book is packed with all the excitement, sights, sounds, and smells of a full length travel memoir Shannon s father studied Mandarin in Beijing in the 1980s and has always held China close to his heart When Shannon wins a scholarship at her college in upstate New York to study the Beijing Olympics, she and her father make plans to spend 10 days in the Chinese capital Altho [...]

    3. This is a short book, but it packs a lot in It s extremely descriptive and the excitement of the Olympics really comes to life I m not a massive sports fan, but Young describes the events wonderfully and makes me want to tune in in a couple of weeks time This book is also about travelling to Beijing Being a keen traveller, I m always on the look out for books about different places and cultures Young describes Beijing in a kind and sensitive way and you get the impression that she s fallen in lo [...]

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