I was given this book to review in exchange for an honest book review, but that in no way shaped my opinion of this book.
Since I have two boys (10 & 6), I was eager to read this book. I honestly expected it to be a good read and helpful for raising my boys in the proper manner. This book is filled with tons of valuable information. However, it is really boring! I had a very hard time getting through this book.
I’ve read many parenting books, articles, and even watched many shows on the topic throughout my life. I felt like I was having to reread all of that information all over again. This honestly and truly felt like it was a case of copy and paste from a wide range of resources. I’ll grant you that they gave credit where credit was due.
However, I honestly didn’t learn anything new. That was the whole purpose behind me picking this book to review. I wanted or rather NEEDED something new to try when it came to getting these boys back in line. I’ve had this book BEFORE Del quit working, and I’m just now getting done with it. If that tells you how hard it was to read. I literally felt like I was reading a textbook.
IF I hadn’t done my due diligence before my kids were born, and wanted a book that covered many of the important scientific facts to raising boys, then this book would have been perfect! I feel like they’ve done a great job of putting all of the valuable research out there in one book. I don’t think they did a good job of doing was making it entertaining!
There are many people who have read this book and have enjoyed it! They didn’t think it was boring, but yet rather insightful. They classify it as a great combination of Science and Biblical background in one book. They love the fact that it’s focused solely on how boys act and think (I love that detail myself!)
Seriously, it depends on your background and what you’re looking for as to whether or not you will devour this book with great pleasure. I would recommend it to someone who doesn’t really go out of their way to read parenting books that often, and needs some serious insight on the issue.
Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts about it?