Overall rating and opinion of "And Then I Met Margaret"

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 13 Jan 2018, 09:44

This is a book I really enjoyed. Bi especially liked how the author debunked myths he previously believed using his real life experiences. Despite the few typos, I will rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
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Post by Mdoc » 13 Jan 2018, 21:06

Reading books is my culture. I found myself being inspired and motivated all through to keep reading this book.

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Post by Glemsu » 14 Jan 2018, 00:04

I haven't read "And Then I Mey Margaret" but I think based on the reviews & comments. This book will inspire young readers like me. I'm 28 years old and a teacher just like the author. I believe that learning from your past mistakes & inspiring others through them is a great thing to contribute in our society. I've been teaching for five years. Doesn't aware if I've inspired any of my students to strive hard for their future. Looking forward to learn the author's personal reflections.

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Post by rik17 » 14 Jan 2018, 02:26

I liked both the form and the content.

I think books belonging to this genre become convincing when the actions of their authors are properly justified. Also the very engaging way in which he narrates the events showcases the general norms of standard plot structure.

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Post by HeatherTasker » 14 Jan 2018, 02:30

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When I originally considered reading this book, I think I put it in the “Not Interested” category, but now I can’t remember why. Since it is the BOTM, I’ll probably look into it again. I see the book has mixed reviews, and I’m looking forward to developing my own opinions as I read through it. Thank you all for your insightful opinions! :)
I've been on the fence as well. Have you decided whether or not to read it?

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Post by rik17 » 14 Jan 2018, 03:05

HeatherTasker wrote:
14 Jan 2018, 02:30
Christina Rose wrote:
02 Jan 2018, 15:52
When I originally considered reading this book, I think I put it in the “Not Interested” category, but now I can’t remember why. Since it is the BOTM, I’ll probably look into it again. I see the book has mixed reviews, and I’m looking forward to developing my own opinions as I read through it. Thank you all for your insightful opinions! :)
I've been on the fence as well. Have you decided whether or not to read it?
I'll suggest that you give it a shot. The objectives are addressed interestingly with each story not being more than 4-5 pages. This renders it to be a light read with the entire book being a motley of different emotional encounters.

Of course, what you make out of it finally is your decision, but solely as a book it makes for an interesting light read.

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Post by Christina Rose » 14 Jan 2018, 12:09

I haven’t gotten very far in this month’s book, but I can already see why some readers would find the author’s tone and ideas as off putting or arrogant. For example, on page 12 when talking about Gary, the author writes, “You might assume he had a brain-part missing until you spoke with him.” As someone with ADD, I find this statement offensive. I do not feel like I, or anyone else with a neurodevelopmental disorder, appear to have a brain-part missing until you take the time to realize we may have problems focusing. It is an insensitive and judge mental statement, and one that I am suprised to find in a book of his genre.

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Post by HeatherTasker » 14 Jan 2018, 13:40

I totally understand that being offensive. Yuck.

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Post by Ste Brad » 14 Jan 2018, 22:17

This book was a page turner for me! Amazingly insightful. Because, the author had to appreciate the lessons at the time that they were learned in order to have retained them so clearly and be able to share them. Which means, even at a very young age, he could view with wisdom!
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Post by Ste Brad » 14 Jan 2018, 22:18

This book was a page turner for me! Amazingly insightful. Because, the author had to appreciate the lessons at the time that they were learned in order to have retained them so clearly and be able to share them. Which means, even at a very young age, he could view with wisdom!
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Post by mratdegraff91 » 14 Jan 2018, 22:27

I really enjoyed this book and all the lessons learned from it. This was something I read and could apply several of its lessons to my life right now. I gave this novel a 5-star review on Amazon and rate it 4-stars here. I really liked that each chapter had its own focus on different lessons.
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Post by DWAITHAKA » 15 Jan 2018, 01:21

it has shown how one moves from one stage to another. life is a radar and one should never be scared of to climb.

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Post by Ste Brad » 15 Jan 2018, 03:30

DWAITHAKA wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 01:21
it has shown how one moves from one stage to another. life is a radar and one should never be scared of to climb.
------not sure if i'm replying correctly but just wanted to say that that is a true statement & clever way to put it
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Post by SPasciuti » 15 Jan 2018, 04:24

I wish I had noticed the comment about Gary missing part of his brain while I was reading enough to recognize how wrong it was. I'm really glad that this was pointed out because it's definitely something that needs to be called out at the end of the day. Making insensitive comments like that, especially in a book that is meant to be helpful and motivational is an egregious error on the author's part.

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Post by Ste Brad » 15 Jan 2018, 05:36

SPasciuti wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 04:24
I wish I had noticed the comment about Gary missing part of his brain while I was reading enough to recognize how wrong it was. I'm really glad that this was pointed out because it's definitely something that needs to be called out at the end of the day. Making insensitive comments like that, especially in a book that is meant to be helpful and motivational is an egregious error on the author's part.
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Ya know, SP, I do not recall that scenario, for whatever reason. But I am tempted to think that if the author made some insensitive remark about the static misfortune of another, then he must've been expounding on his mental and emotional growth in terms of his perception regarding the matter or he must've been stating a patent fact; for example, 'Ben was in a near fatal accident, he hasn't been the same since, and some (maybe small town info-mill regarding his hospital stay) say he's lost half his brain (literal nerve damage from the accident, perhaps).'

Well, maybe I'll come across that section again some time but, like I say, I do not remember that in the story.

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