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Catchy title: very childishly written
July 13, 2019
Catchy title, but the workbook itself was filled with artsy drawing and designs that actually are subtractive from the overall book. The idea is excellent: the actual material is best used for someone who is in middle or high school.
I'm a practicing psychologist and often use workbooks to sustain progress as an in-between session assignment (homework) to maintain and encourage growth, healing and change. Adult clients laughed at the books' design and contents from the start--female teenagers worked in moderation (i.e., with limited interest) with it while male teens thumbed their nose at it based on the design alone (they described the book as childish, while one suggested it looked like something for pre-teens).
There are numerous other workbooks that are much more solidly designed and laid out, and whose content speaks to and does not talk down to people. Here is a random quote from one page: "Life isn't all sunny skies. It's dark clouds, it's a windy &^%$#$@~ing cyclone of things you can't control". Here's another random quote picked from a different page: "Putting a message in a bottle, scattering ashes from a mountaintop, slashing a couple of tires....." Nearly every page is filled with middle-high school ideas whose value is highly questionable, unless your in middle or lower level high school (possibly college, but that's a stretch).
I'm confused by the high ratings of the book, and especially the many adults who found it helpful, which leads me to wonder about the veracity of the reviews (are these actual people who read it or just friends of the author?).