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Way of the Warrior Kid: Marc's Mission

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There’s more to life than pull-ups.

Marc’s life has changed since last summer, when his for-real, super-cool Navy SEAL Uncle Jake came to visit. He’s eating healthy, practicing jiu-jitsu, and working hard in school. Marc’s had a great year…until the very last day of school, when he gets into trouble because of Nathan James. Nathan is mean and annoying, and Marc has to spend
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Hardcover, 1st, 224 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Feiwel & Friends
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Ms. Yingling
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
ARC provided by Young Adult Books Central
Wendi Lau
The Inspiring Message:
Wimpy, regular, scared, or anxious - whichever type you are, you will be stronger and more in control of your life after following The Warrior Kid Code. Anyone with a strong desire to change his life can apply The Code and see results.

Uncle Jake’s character is obviously a stand-in for the real SEAL Team author, but he’s also the voice of calm and frugality heard in nuclear families surviving on one income: Figure it out. Look around. What can you do for money since I’m not
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Mike
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wanted to read this book to figure out if I should be giving it to my nieces and nephews. The overall message is great from Jocko, work hard, discipline equals freedom, be kind and make friends. Not sure why I didn't expect it but it almost seems a little too extreme at times. An 11 year old kid waking up early to work out on Saturday and Sunday, after the workout (including up to 200 pull-ups at the end) the kid would go on to work a 10+ hour day mowing lawns and weeding to make money to fix ...more
Frank
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While the mechanics of Willink's writing are a bit iffy in places (there are only a handful of places where a character uses contractions in speech which feels unnatural. Could be done with one character, like Uncle Jake, which would tell us something more about the character.) the story overall is well told with a good message. While I think at times we expect kids to grow up too fast in this culture, I'm not sure it's in the right ways. Kids are a lot more capable than most people give them ...more
Bridgey Widge
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a good follow up to the first with good lessons in considering another person’s perspective before judging them, working hard, discipline (of course), learning from mistakes, not being wasteful....there were a few moments that I wasn’t a big fan of (ie, some of the initial reaction to Marc being made fun of) but in the end it works out. There was another part where I outright to my son I didn’t Agree with something In the book (can’t remember what it was)- but the continued conversation ...more
Sara
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What this lacks in literary polish, it makes up for with positive lessons and relatability for kids. This book builds on book one and tackles topics like self-control, stewardship, coming alongside those less fortunate, overcoming fear of failure, and more. We read it as a family, and it will be required reading to revisit in the future.
Rebecca
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great follow on from the first Warrior Kid book. A must read for every kid (and adult).
Barbara
As other reviewers have noted, this book might lack literary polish and sometimes the speakers sound a bit stilted, but the message itself is an excellent one, which makes me inclined to forgive those weak points. Clearly, the author is sincere in his intentions to provide a positive message for youngsters, many of whom simply lack the coping skills to deal with some of life's challenges. While I liked the first title in this series well enough, this one seems a bit stronger, possibly because ...more
John Rimmer
The boys and I really enjoyed this one. I like how it broached the topics of discipline, anger & self-control, leadership, hard work, business, failure, and charity. Like the previous Warrior Kid book, a great motivator and guide to various aspects of life, especially for young boys.

The book’s main fault is in it being built upon Pelagian assumptions. It’s an ode to will power anthropology, missing any mention or discussion of the spiritual dimension of human behavior, particularly the
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Nickson Kaigi
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-collection
Another summer break with Uncle Jake, Marc has a new tormentor, Nathan. Marc loses his temper during the last day of school when Nathan repeatedly makes fun of him by calling him "Plate Face" and is sent to the principal's office. Marc is ashamed for disappointing his role model, Uncle Jake Navy SEAL.

This summer, Uncle Jake's lessons come with a forecast on maturity for young Marc:
- Consistency and Tenacity.
- Not slacking, because you've achieved some of your goals.
- Financial discipline.
- Take
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John
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have two boys at reading age. A 12yr-old and a 9yr-old. I'm glad that we've found a book that my boys thoroughly enjoy reading (they also loved the first book). They pick it up on their own, in fact, they decided to go back and reread the first book after reading "Marc's Mission".
The reason that I personally like this book is that it describes problems and issues subjective to Marc. With many other books, like a few I grew up reading, the authors use (real or imagined) systemic world problems,
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Vidhya Thakkar
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s a wonderful story of marc who’s life changes when uncle jack arrives. He transforms marc’s life which is now filled with confidence, strength and fitness

It’s a beautiful book with an amazing message of ‘mindset os everything ‘. There are some fascinating illustrations that will keep the kids engaged throughout.

It’s a wonderful book that every kid must-read for a better life. The language used by the author is simple and relatable. The events that the author added are the ones which we face
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Oren Milman
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I guess it would have been 5/5 for me if I was roughly at Mark's age.

Also, if I understand correctly, "wake up very early" should come with "(and make sure to get enough sleep)" - and I am quite sure I heard Jocko saying this is also his opinion.
But even then it seems like bad advice for people whose circadian rhythms aren't matching this lifestyle. Specifically, the circadian rhythms of teenagers are delayed (https://www.sleepfoundation.org/artic... - an accessible article,
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Lindstromsteph
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
Jocko nails bullying again. This time the bullying isn’t physical intimidation. It is mental & emotional. Marc finds himself being made fun of and called “Plate Face” by an insecure boy.
Uncle Jake returns this summer to help his sister raise Marc during the summer. Marc is sure this summer will be terrible. He has to go to Camp & the bully is going there as well; he wants a new bike & his mom said no; lastly, his Sensei wants him to enter a competition.
Uncle Jake tells Marc that if
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Keegman jones
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Book

Just like the first book, Jocko tells a story with an excellent, possibly life changing message in a way that is enjoyable to children and adults. My 7 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed the book and are implementing the teaching this summer. We can’t wait to get into the next book.
Adler
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Context: I'm interesting in children's books that inspire creativity and action. Thus I get this one and it is a decent, ease read for kids.
The language is very simple and for the message it delivers it could be more of a pocket book or cartoon to make sure kids would read it again and again.

If you have a kid, get him to read it!! life message in it
Aaron Welwood
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must for preteens IMHO!

This second book of the series was, again, fantastic. Such amazing life principles put in such a way that children can understand them and engage them. Well done Jocko! Much appreciated.
Anna
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great book for kids in this series and I’m hoping for more. Our family can’t get enough and my girls are so motivated by the messages in this book. I wish all parents would read this with their kids!
Ginger
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I've read all three of the books in this series and this one is by far my favorite. While the writing is a little corny and elementary, the theme of these books is wonderful. I think all children between 8 and 12 should read these.
Chad Baugh
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read it with my kids

We all loved it. Great lessons just like the first book. Our kids wanted to read the “next book” right away.
abreham k shoangizaw
Amen

Great book amazing drawings and good dialogue, thank you jocko willink for serving our country. And keep on writing these books plz
Ashley Coberly
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
It has some great ideas I can really get behind but there are parts a bit over the top, in my opinion. It’s also not well written but the message is good
Susan
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good kids book. Loved the principles taught
Joyce Marion
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well written, fun book for tween-agers to teach them about hard work and being a leader.
Rob Price
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great principles for kids. Discipline, learning, respect and overcoming fear. Looking forward to sharing it with my nieces and nephews.
Susan Sullivan
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: intermediate
A book every person who works with challenging kids should read. It’ll help both the adult AND the child.
Dwayne Mchottie
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good message

Another good book that can help to teach kids how to live a good life. It teaches the principles of living with integrity.
Maegan
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great 2nd book in the series Way of the Warrior Kid. Has some really great lessons for kids. I highly recommend!
Johnrichiii
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not just for kids. This is next level bedtime reading for you or your kids.
Greg
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good follow up to the first book, teaching many of the important lessons I felt were lacking in the first one. It follows a logical progression -- lead yourself and then lead others.
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