From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up—Harrington promises to reveal the most powerful law in the universe that teens can then use to "create the life of their dreams." He calls it the "law of attraction." He goes on to promote believing in oneself and following one's passions as a way to find fame and fortune. Thinking positive thoughts is all well and good, but when the author writes that optimistic thinking will clear up pimples or that avoiding news coverage about current events (because it will only attract bad thoughts) will keep you healthy and on the right track, it puts the credibility of this self-help guide in doubt. Then Harrington writes that whatever happens to you is a result of what you think about. "Victims of tragedy didn't ask for their fate (and they totally didn't deserve it). They probably didn't even know they were capable of attracting stuff. But still, there's an attraction. And that's because the law of attraction operates whether you know about it or not. People who don't know THE SECRET are attracting by default." This is cruel advice to give to an adolescent. If a 13-year-old who is being abused reads this, will he think that the abuse is his fault because he attracted it? What about a 17-year-old whose boyfriend hits her? Did she attract the violence? This is a philosophy of blaming the victims, placing the onus for bad things happening in their lives squarely on them.—Geri Diorio, The Ridgefield Library, CT
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About the Author
Como productor de la película El Secreto
, Paul Harrington aprendió los principios directamente de Rhonda Byrne, autora de El Secreto
. Paul no sólo transformó su propia vida, sino también logró leer miles y miles de cartas procedentes de personas alrededor del mundo que habían utilizado El Secreto
para comenzar a vivir la vida de sus sueños.
Sin embargo, fue la propia hija adolescente de Paul quien lo inspiró a tomar este conocimiento y adaptarlo para una audiencia adolescente. Con El Secreto para Adolescentes,
el sueño de Paul es que los adolescentes en todo el mundo comprendan el poder que tienen sobre sus propios destinos para lanzarse confiadamente al mundo ¡y crear una vida que no sea menos que una obra maestra!