Overall an interesting look into a topic that has become more and more popular in public education. The idea that grit and perseverance can be one of the most important character traits to have and develop for all people, but especially young people, is fascinating and makes a great deal of sense. This book really breaks down that idea and combines simple explanations of the research with examples and interviews with famous people from all walks of life. I think this book was stretched from what could have been 100 pages into a book of almost 300 pages, but I enjoyed the many anecdotes. Good to read for parents and teachers.