Morgan: I picked this week’s Dish book because the heroine is a Parkour expert. Ever since I watched the chase scene in Casino Royale with Daniel Craig, I have loved this sport.
Whitney: It’s pretty amazing and has definitely gained popularity in the past few years.
Morgan: For those unfamiliar, Parkour is all about moving through an urban space as fast as you can, but instead of going around obstacles, you use them to go faster. So you wouldn’t go around a fence, you would climb to the top and do a flip to the other side.
Whitney: If you YouTube “Parkour advertisement” you can see some really cool stunts! (But YouTubers be warned, that’s hours of good reading time that might slip down the drain.)
Morgan: I think Jessie’s Parkour really added a great physical aspect to the story. Debra Salonen could have just made her an adrenaline junkie, but by adding Jessie’s training to the mix, we see her as an athlete.