I read the book Courage to Soar. The author of the book is four-time world gymnastics champion, Simone Biles, who co-authored it with Mary Lou Retton. The genre of the book is an autobiography. The main characters are Simone Biles, Aimee (Simone’s gym coach), Simone’s mom, Simone’s dad, and her sister, Adria. The book takes place in Texas, Bannon's Gym, her school, and,at the end of the book, Rio. The plot made me think anything is possible if you put your heart to it.
Although Simone worked very hard, she did not make the elite team at first. She kept trying and eventually made the team. She went on the win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. One of the unique things about the book was that Simone was telling the story. I thought that the book was very inspiring and fascinating.