This is my review of En Bonne Forme 8E by Simone Renaud,Dominique van Hooff.
I was attracted to this book by comments that it has proved useful for university students studying French, and that it contains extracts from French literature which illustrate various grammar points or topical vocabulary. At first I was disappointed by the large amount of space given to very basic and elementary grammar which I would have thought a reader could be assumed to have already as a platform on which to build further. However, I did find some of the vocabulary and idioms useful, and the passages provide quite good practice. The whole book is set out very clearly and is suitable for adult learners. I admit that it is helpful for clarifying the odd point which may have been confusing you, but I was expecting more depth and content. I would say this was a book for a dedicated adult beginner or intermediate level i.e. pre-university student. I wonder if it is mainly geared to French teaching in the States?