DOABLE by Deborah Reber

DOABLE

The Girls' Guide to Accomplishing Just About Anything
Age Range: 12 - 16
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KIRKUS REVIEW

This how-to guide provides plenty of advice on setting goals.

In a cheerful tone that never becomes cheerleader-chipper, Reber explains the eight steps to tackling any To Do, whether it's to change the world, become a better student or shave two minutes off your mile time. None of these steps are exactly groundbreaking—break your goal into smaller tasks, find support systems, manage any setbacks—but the practical, tried-and-true advice works for the audience. The chapter on doing the work, which helps readers identify their particular Doable Styles, definitely suffers from having to explain 14 different styles, making the chapter drag somewhat. And it might be nitpicking, but the chapter on defining what success will look like could come earlier in the work to keep energy up. Yet these are minor issues in this solid work. Along the way, Reber provides opportunities for readers to figure out any obstacles that might derail their progress, including a technique called DIY Coaching. Advice from young women who have started nonprofits or achieved their own goals illuminates the struggles that even the supersuccessful face.

A beneficial resource for any teenage girl looking for help in achieving her dreams. (Nonfiction. 12-16)

Pub Date: Jan. 6th, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-58270-467-8
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Beyond Words/Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2014




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