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Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 14 Jan 2016, 14:06
by CzechTigg
For now, I can only admit I have the book free courtesy of the generous promotion Scott did the other week. Will come back and edit this post with feedback proper later.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 17 Jan 2016, 21:56
by kio
Overall, I'd give it the full 4 out of 4 stars. I found it inspirational and a lot of the memoir's points rang true for me. For this reason, I didn't really have a favorite part. I did like the main message the most, however. that life is what you make of it. That your perception determines what you perceive as well as how you manage your life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in being inspired and/or making a difference in their life.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 19 Jan 2016, 19:15
by CatGitane
I've just read the summary and it sounds really great! An inspirational take on one's hardships in life. I rarely read non-fiction, but this might just be one of those rare picks... I'm curious about it and I feel for everything he went through.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 12:48
by zoelaurynn
I enjoyed this book. It encourages me to keep pushing when times get tough. I recommend it for anyone who needs some motivation or inspiration.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 26 Jan 2016, 04:34
by Rachaelamb1
novelsarelife wrote:This was a very engaging book. It didn't seem like a biography, instead it seemed like an original story, and it was a very intriguing and inspiring book.
I love it when a biography is more like a story than real life. I find those books to be the most inspirational. Everyone has such positive things to say about this book, I'm seriously considering reading it even though it's not my usual genre.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 18 Feb 2016, 01:36
by MotherTheresa
I think it sounds like a great book. I can't wait to read it!

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 23 Feb 2016, 20:16
by PashaRu
The responses for this book are all very positive. I haven't gotten to it yet - my TBR list is always too long - but one of these days I will (I hope).

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 24 Feb 2016, 15:24
by CataclysmicKnight
Rachaelamb1 wrote:
novelsarelife wrote:This was a very engaging book. It didn't seem like a biography, instead it seemed like an original story, and it was a very intriguing and inspiring book.
I love it when a biography is more like a story than real life. I find those books to be the most inspirational. Everyone has such positive things to say about this book, I'm seriously considering reading it even though it's not my usual genre.
I wholeheartedly agree - the things in this book really feel larger than life. It's not a dry retelling of events, and, just as importantly to me, it's not a list of accomplishments he brags about. It really is both a good story and a good book :D

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 28 Feb 2016, 17:07
by HorrorFan87
I would definitely recommend this book. I am not usually a huge fan of biographies but this particular one was extremely relatable. Having struggled with depression for many years it was a breath of fresh air and gave a spark of hope to me when I needed one. For anyone struggling with depression or self-esteem issues, this is a brilliant, inspiring read!

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 27 Jun 2019, 03:48
by Maelo1
Definitely yes, I have read this intriguing, inspirational yet motivational reality story. Most specifically the part where he rises up again unlike any other businessperson it is very educative and reaffirms the importance of hardwork.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 28 Jun 2019, 08:03
by WardahEbrahim
This book offer great advice to the young professional I think. And its comforting to read a story about someone who maintained his grounded, good and ethical nature during a vulnerable time and in a tempting environment.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 28 Jun 2019, 16:32
by Tomah
Overall, I found it to be a great book with a simple but important message that's reinforced throughout the author's trials and tribulations: life will always throw you challenges that test your limits, but if you hang in there you'll find new strength and opportunities. I especially liked the author's details of his personal struggles against the overwhelming debt following that failed project and how he actually took advantage of his experience to help people with similar problems and once again rise to the top. I would definitely recommend the book to anyone.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 07:28
by dorebri2020
This is such an inspirational story to me and I am sure to many others as well! Newbery shows readers how to overcome adversity in life and never give up, even in the face of multiple trials and challenges. I am impressed by his honesty and recommend this novel to everyone.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 10:35
by Wambui-nj
I totally loved the book and would rate it 4 out of 4. The best part of the book is Jorge's relationship with his Dad and his openness about his Burn Zones.

Re: Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 14:25
by Florence Nalianya
I find the book exciting and rate it 4/4.The best part of the book is how the author tells it all in black and white. I would recommend it to all readers who are struggling to make ends meet for there is a lesson to learn.