Idea: Lane proposes an interesting theme, although much of the guide’s purpose is fairly conventional. Readers will find that the concepts mature as the material progresses, with a more sound paradigm emerging towards the end.
Prose/Style: Lane’s informal prose supports the work’s vision. She writes conversationally to her readers, with some awkward text that fortunately does not detract significantly overall.
Originality: The Change Journey promotes well-known self-help ideology in a distinctive way. Lane’s consistent use of metaphors increases this work’s creativity levels considerably.
Character Development/Execution: Lane accomplishes her stated goals but goes beyond these in much of the writing. Readers may find it difficult to focus at times, given the abundance of information, but the bulk of the guide follows Lane’s overarching premise.
Date Submitted: October 21, 2021