Review by Letora -- Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

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Review by Letora -- Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Burn Zones" by Jorge P. Newbery.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Throughout his life, Jorge P. Newbery has encountered what he refers to as burn zones. Obstacles that challenge him as he tries to make progress with his goals. Whether it was his quest to become a professional bicyclist or open his own business. Each time he set his sights on a new challenge, there were setbacks and barriers to overcome. Very rarely was it easy, and sometimes it was impossible, but each experience taught him valuable lessons. Those lessons he has crafted into the book Burn Zones.

What surprised me the most about this book were the racial barriers and assumptions that many people made. Discrimination against people due to their looks, or skin color is a prevalent problem in today’s society. It was sad to see Jorge’s look at the past and how similar problems were occurring. Readers will experience police brutality against punks and discrimination against African Americans. Each time Jorge witnessed discrimination it was a burn zone. He built businesses and societies with those who dealt with discrimination despite the odds stacked against them.

But this novel isn’t just about career and investment difficulties. Readers are allowed to see the triumphs and failures in Jorge’s personal life as well. Sometimes navigating the personal burn zones are harder than the financial. It isn’t just crunching numbers and hiring more staff. Instead, a person has to learn patience and understanding. I enjoyed how this novel dealt with both personal and professional obstacles.

This novel is also a cautionary tale. To enter into business is to take a risk. That risk must be measured and calculated to see what will happen if the business fails. Just pushing through a burn zone isn’t always the best solution. Sometimes financial recovery isn’t the way through a burn zone. Instead, a person must learn from their mistakes and set themselves on a new path.

I rate Burn Zones 4 out of 4 stars. There was nothing I didn’t like about this book. It is well-written and holds many valuable lessons for both personal and business-related challenges. It was also well edited. I found no grammatical errors. There are violent scenes within the novel, but nothing goes into graphic detail. There are also no swears or vulgarity used. I recommend this book for people who may be experiencing burn zones. Wherever you may be in life, picking up this book may give you the inspiration you need to push through the hard times.

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I agree with you: stereotypes need to disappear. Great review!

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I'd love to read this book. I need that kind of inspiration to help me also overcome my burn zones. Thanks for the great review!
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I love the context of the book. It shuttles between career guides and true-life experiences. I'll love to read this one.

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Tonika632 wrote:
23 Jun 2020, 09:00
I agree with you: stereotypes need to disappear. Great review!
Thank you for stopping by to read my review!
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Excellent review! You did a particularly good job picking apart the racially charged elements of the book, which can always be handled in less-than-perfect ways.

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Your review picks our the relevant themes in this book.
It sounds like a must-read

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great review. looks like discrimination has established roots in our society. it should be a collective job for all to kick out such a menace

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Elvis Best wrote:
23 Jun 2020, 12:27
I'd love to read this book. I need that kind of inspiration to help me also overcome my burn zones. Thanks for the great review!
It is such an informative read! I highly suggest it. Thank you for stopping by to read my review!
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I think that everyone encounters burn zones. I, for one, experience them. This is a book I would be able to relate to and enjoy.
Thank you for the insightful review.

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Look like very good and inspiring book. Thank you for great review.

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Adanna Inya wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 07:59
I love the context of the book. It shuttles between career guides and true-life experiences. I'll love to read this one.
I look forward to reading your review if you decide to read it! Thank you for stopping by to read my review!
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AmyMarie2171 wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 08:53
Excellent review! You did a particularly good job picking apart the racially charged elements of the book, which can always be handled in less-than-perfect ways.
Thank you so much for the compliment!
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That's an illuminating review! I like how the author has shared great insights from his own life experiences.

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The book seems like quite inspiring by guiding us how to handle obstacles and move ahead in life towards success. Thanks for your insightful review.
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