This is a wonderful book by a well-known journalist, Huguette Young. She is a long-time journalist on Parliament Hill. She writes very well and clearly and she is a joy to read.
However, her subject matter is even more joyous. I have always been interested in Justin Trudeau, and when I saw this new book arrive at the library, I just had to read it. And I am glad to say that I have really enjoyed the book!
I was following the Trudeau’s and especially his dad. Pierre Elliott Trudeau was in power when I was a child and teenager in Montreal. He was quite a wonderful prime minister. He never hesitated to speak his mind.
Justin Trudeau had a difficult childhood in many ways. He grew up in the shadow of his famous father, a political giant who dominated Canadian politics for almost sixteen years. Justin Trudeau took many detours before discovering that he was a natural politician too, with qualities such as a charismatic ease with the public that his father never possessed.
Yet to most Canadians, Justin Trudeau remains unknown. He appears inexperienced and underestimated. However, is this really the case? He was in able in his early forties to catapult the Liberal Party of Canada from third to first place in one giant sweep. It was a historic feat that left a nation amazed and wondering what to expect. However, moment by moment, I have been more and more impressed by him.
In this unauthorized biography, journalist Huguette Young, who ha conducted numerous interviews with Trudeau’s entourage, gives a rare look inside Justin’s inner circle and shows the path his leadership might take. Young’s account is a compelling account of one of the greatest figures in Canadian Politics.
I loved the book from beginning to end. I will definitely be purchasing the book for my political library at home.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth