Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Choose to Matter by Julie Foudy - ADVISABLE

Foudy, Julie. Choose to Matter, 287 pgs. NON-FICTION. espnW (Disney Book Group), 2017. Language – PG (9 swears plus a few more that were obviously implied but not explicitly written, 0 “f”), Mature Content – G; Violence – G;

Julie Foudy has a goal in life to help others—especially youth—come to know that they matter and that they can do difficult things. While Foudy has an organization that is able to reach several girls and put them in a program over a week of the summer to learn these things, Foudy is trying to reach out to more youths through putting her encouragement into this book. Choose to Matter is a mixture of interviews, personal stories, other stories, and exercises meant to help readers put the ideas presented into action as soon as possible.

Everything that Foudy talks about is for growth and moving forward—100% encouragement for you to be you and be comfortable with being the best you. Foudy is especially trying to encourage leadership and being the instigator of change within your individual sphere of influence. Your voice can be the one that makes a difference. I really like the content of this book, and I did a couple of the exercises myself (with others bookmarked to do later); however, I do not care for the way that Foudy chose to format her book with different fonts and colors and extra things that make her book more difficult to read.

MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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