Hidden Figures is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
Smart Black Women
What an uplifting book. I will read it forever. Have seen the movie at least 50 times. It mesmerizing to see these outstanding women and see the perseverance. What a heroic group of women. I am truly blessed to have read and seen the movie in my lifetime. I wish my mother could have seen it. Thank you for this wonderful piece of work.
Very boring and surprisingly nothing like the movie.
Check John Glenns and Chuck Yeagers bios for proof.
A very difficult read
I have a very high reading level and I struggled with the book. The essence of the story is wonderful once you get past the labyrinth of people never heard of again. The women in this book are incredible inspirations. What they accomplished in the face of so much adversity is inspiring. Very glad that I stuck with the book even if this was the longest it has ever taken me to read a book (vertigo didn't help).
By He is not into you
The book not only continues to throw scientific words that make no sense, then repeatedly uses these words, but it also fails to keep the reader's attention with a plot that doesn't have too many ups or downs to it. Just a boring book the whole way through. It's more of a biography and encyclopedia then a book.
Yet another white guilt movie when will it end
Really easy read and learned a lot
Easy read and greatly expands beyond the movies. Full development of the personalities and talent involved.
This is the book not the movie!
By Das Chuly
Unless you read at a higher level then this book might be a hard read for you. It is written by a very intelligent woman. For an intelligent audience. I genuinely enjoyed this book. But I hope people that get it don't think they are buying a novel about these women's lives. It is about their world. Really. The entire world that touches, talks to, brushes by or simply happens near them. I liken it to the many Alan Turing books I've read. It's a ton of info and if your not paying attention you won't realize you read something about the people themselves. Again. I loved the book. I love these complicated books. Everyone else that tells me they read it because they saw me reading it though, also have told me they couldn't finish it because it just wasn't what they were expecting.