Top critical review
The story is good and it will keep you engaged
May 20, 2018
Lets start here: The story is good and it will keep you engaged. No doubt about it, its a fun read. If you like / love Baseball you will enjoy the story.
As someone else noted, this book is based in fiction, so the knowledge you gain from this book is theory, not real world examples. What is being shared is what you will find in most books about optimism, motivation and so forth, just in a story form. The author bolds portions of the story to highlight something you should be paying attention to and learning. It feels awkward, since this is a fictional book acting as if the theories they are using are actually working in the real world.
I think it is a great story for young people to read ages 10-20. But for an adult, you might feel like you are being sold goods that have never been tested before. The thoughts and theories expressed in the book are applied in a fictional world, not in a real world where they actually helped someone. So the subtitle is a bit misleading in my opinion.
Should have just called the book "Relentless Optimism" and get rid of the "How a commitment to positive thinking changes everything". This way you go into the book knowing it is fiction, but as with all books, maybe you take something away from it worth remembering.
Change the title of the book and get rid of the occasional bold print, I would have given this a 4 star for adults and 5 star for kids.