Thursday, June 28, 2012

Book Review: 101 Secrets A Backpack of Inspiration and Hope for Tweens by Joe Sottile

Title: 101 Secrets: A Backpack of Inspiration and Hope for Tweens
Written by: Joe Sottile
e-Book: 172 pages
Ages: 8-12
Publisher:, Inc.
Published: February 2012
Print Price: $4.99

Finally a road map to navigate the often zany terrain of the pre-teen years! Do you often wonder if you are the only one experiencing the highs and lows of childhood? Please know you are not alone. Everyone and I mean everyone experiences triumphs and disappointments in their lives. Knowing how to handle accomplishments with grace and disappointments with knowing it will not last forever is instrumental to your success and happiness.

Join poet and author, Joe “Silly” Sottile through his ease of conversational writing with true life experiences coupled with effective tools to handle many of life situations thrown your way. The reader will immediately be drawn in knowing that Mr. Sottile is not preaching, but sharing what he has learned along the way in his growing up years and still implements today. His happiness and success in all areas of his life shine through. Consider him your own personal life coach and cheerleader.

101 Secrets: A Backpack of Inspiration and Hope for Tweens is a must have book for home and libraries. It can be used by both parents and child in getting the conversation going for an open communication dialogue. Bravo!

Visit with Joe “Silly” Sottile to learn more about his illustrious writing career and background bringing his passions full circle

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval Recipient and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist


  1. Donna,thank you very much for taking the time to read and review 101 SECRETS! It was very kind of you. And, of course, I am thrilled by such a positive review. You "saw" so many things that I hoped a reader would see, and more. If I lived my life over again, these would be the 101 THOUGHTS that I would want to share with my own two daughters. Nonetheless, our two girls turned out just fine, and much thanks for that goes to my wife, Marilyn. Thank you, Donna, for inspiring me to share my writing journey with others!

  2. Donna you find the most interesting sounding books! Thanks for this interview...everyone needs a cheerleader, regardless of age!


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