I read the original version linked above two years ago, and it has changed my life so much. However, it is a big book and there is a lot to digest for someone who is not used to managing their time and life in such an organised fashion.
This book is brilliant! It is written for teenagers, however, it's great for adults too, I find it so, I'd rather now re-read this one rather than the original beefier version. The explanations and diagrams in this are more engaging and much simpler & straight to the point.
This is a real gem, definitely in my TOP Three books to recommend to anyone.
The pacing and structure are great too, it's not so hard on the eyes or mind to read, it's been written really well for people who are not used to reading. Even though I read a lot, I loved reading this, I couldn't put it down, though bear in mind I've been a fan of the GTD methodology for two years now.
I really hope this get's picked up by schools and educational institutes worldwide, it really can and should revolutionise the world for the better. That sounds like a huge compliment for such a book, trust me it is very much well deserved.
As someone working in Higher Education I have been wishing for a version of Getting Things Done for Students for years. The original GTD is squarely aimed at professionals and managers and I've never been confident that students would see easily how to apply it to their lives. I'm a bit sad that the focus of this is on a slightly younger age group. The cartoons characters are perhaps a little childish but they're not overused.
Overall this is an excellent and clearly written explanation of Allen's method and the diagrams and changes in terminology have made all the difference in my understanding of the method. It less prescriptive in terms of how you might implement GTD than the original. All in all it's a fantastic, clearly written and concise version of GTD and I will be recommending it to students and everyone else with great enthusiasm.