Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Go Big Review!

Hey all, I got to review a book called Go Big!

Now, it's my first review, so don't laugh if it isn't too good. :-)

This book was fun to read, and the author wrote the book in a very personal way.

The book is about a group of guys, all friends, who decide to make the impossible shots in basketball. Their shots are amazing, and it's impressive to see their imagination of how to shoot a basketball into a basket.

Have you read the book, "Do Hard Things" by Alex and Brett Harris? This book is similar to that book, except this is a book explaining their whole journey, and how the accomplished their impossible shots without giving up.

One of my favorite quotes out of the book, was an experience that the whole team had while in the process of their program. "Don't talk yourself out of a Go Big idea by sitting on it for too long. Again, don't blink. Act."

There are several cool things that were written by these team members into this book, that they experienced while working through the process of their Go Big Idea. Friendship, Teamwork, the feeling of giving up, inspiring others to do great things, and more.

There is sections you can write in, the author asks you questions in the book, about your personal life. It helps you personally see your own life through what their teaching, it's really cool and interesting!   :-)

The author, Cory  Cotton, was a very good writer, the way he wrote was very interesting. While taking college classes, one of them is English, and I learned, that writing with a lot of "Voice" is very important while writing. "Voice" is the ability to see what the author is feeling when he is writing the book/paper. "Voice" can be the ability to feel, sense and think the way the author is feeling in the book. Mr. Cotten has a lot of Voice in this book, and it was a really great read.

Plus it's all about basketball, throwing balls into a basket ball hoop from a building, plane, and other stuff that I won't tell you because I don't want you to be spoiled.

You must read this book! It's great!

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Thanks for reading my blog review, hopefully you enjoyed it!

Josiah Blanchard


Judith said...

Great Review! I am very impressed with your VOICE! I kind of want to read it, even though I know it isn't intended for someone like me. Really, I mean it! Impressed!!!

Danny said...

Good job on your first review, Josiah! Danny-