Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Discuss the December 2015 book of the month Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery.
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Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Post by Noosh » 17 Jul 2019, 22:50

I submitted my review on the book yesterday and am still waiting for it to be published. [fingers crossed]
So, I absolutely loved the book! All of it! Sure, it was a bit shocking to read some parts of it but yeah, still amazing and beautiful. I wanna be that man! I wanna stay strong through every single burn zone of my life and never give up! Wouldn't that be great?
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Post by Popcorn1 » 25 Jul 2019, 19:36

Burn zone is a full score of 4 stars for me. This book is inspirational and I defenitely recommend it to evryone because all of us have experienced burn zones. There are many quotes and phrases in this book that are motivational.

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Post by Reader5698 » 13 Aug 2019, 20:39

What I really liked about this book is how Newbery always looked for lessons in his failures instead of blaming others or circumstances. I think it is important to sometimes just take a step back and try to see what one did wrong in order to do it better the next time.

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Post by Wanjugush » 16 Aug 2019, 15:07

I would rate it 4 out of 4. It is one of the most 'real' memoirs that I have read. The author narrates his life story openly and thus the reader is drawn in and also reflects on his/her own burn zones.

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Post by Wanja Hannah » 17 Aug 2019, 05:03

I have read the review of burn zones and I loved how the author depicts that everyone has his/her burn zone. No giving up though. This book is a must read.
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Post by Nimisha_91 » 21 Aug 2019, 22:58

I gave it a 4 out of 4. He is such an inspiring man! Wish I had his confidence. It's amazing how he never gave up.

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Post by LyorBoone » 06 Sep 2019, 12:58

Burn Zones was great. I will say towards the end, the mention of entering a burn zone felt like a newly established cliché though. And there were also some slower moments that got bogged down in the details, but overall story worked well. My favorite moments came into play during the author's childhood. It made me think of Charley Brown. The logical skills ready to enter the big bad world of adulthood, but the absence of years of life experience. It's always an enjoyable combination!
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Post by Kishor Rao » 27 Sep 2019, 11:51

I have a review of this book up on the site. I loved it very much. I will definitely recommend it to anyone who asks me. One of the few nonfiction reads that I enjoyed.

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Post by iamjakepitts » 06 Dec 2019, 10:23

I struggled with Burn Zones. It felt really tangential at times. I do believe this book is one that would have a different influence on a reader depending on their season of life. Maybe it just didn't resonate with me at the time. I gave it 2 out of 4.

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