Safah, site member Louder than Words by Laura Jarratt. And one sent to me by the Guardian so thank you so much for that! Opening its pages is like sitting down to a cup of tea and a chat with Celaena. I will not be afraid. Ellam25, site member I straight away wanted to put forward the book that has helped me through so many times when I have just felt lonely or down. Just reading bits of this book makes me realise that there are people around me who help and encourage me even without noticing, on a day that I feel alone or down.
It showed that you could write about justice in a beautiful, lyrical, mythic style. TheBookAddictedGirl, teen blogger I think there have been three books that saved my life. The first was Harry Potter, because it made my life magical. I was seven when I read the first book, already a pretty magic time, but as I got older, I continued to read the series and live in this magical world and my imagination just Harry, Ron, Hermione and Hogwarts got me through a lot — fall-outs with friends, the move to high school, going into the wheelchair, being ill, growing up, feeling alone, GCSEs And best friends are always there for you, there to save your life.
Harry Potter gave me my imagination, gave me my daydreaming power and sparked many of my ideas. And so it just keeps saving me. I also began reading Twilight about when I became wheelchair bound and the pure escapism the series provided really helped me. I moved past Twilight a long time ago now, but I still think that it was the series that got me through a hard time and also got me hooked onto paranormal YA books. The final book that saved me was Before I Die.
This was the original YA heart-breaker, before Hazel and Augustus were written down on paper and into our hearts. Before I Die remined me how precious life is and how lucky I am. Yes, it broke my heart so badly I cried for days, but it also made me smile and laugh and love.
And, really, is there any better life-saving book than that? Delve into Dystopia, site member The Road by Cormac McCarthy is one of those books that makes you see another side to life. The story follows a father and son surviving in a post-apocalyptic America, with the danger of death around every corner. Though the story is very bleak, it captures the bond of family with the relationship between a father and son. It gives a message that really does stay with you — you have to carry the fire.
If you can carry that message within you, you will be able to fight whatever demons come your way, and see the hope within you. It always was there.
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This book helped me in many ways such as when I was having some relationship troubles with my boyfriend as well as my diet as I have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease which basically meant I had to say goodbye to bread, cakes, biscuits Anything that contained gluten. It also covers exam stress, family troubles, disorders, LGBT and many more issues that cause stress. Scouting for Books, site member The book that saved my life?
One that brings together 1. Begrudgingly, I got it. To Kill A Mockingbird saved me in a strange way, I guess it saved me from years of waiting to become the person I was going to be: The Eels album Electroshock Blues got me through one of the most difficult periods of loss in my life. We bought a legit album when we got home. In my younger years [because I am oh so old now! Honestly, I will contradict myself and say not because there is any special message I take away from it, but because of the characters. The book was given to me by my stepfather who thought it might help to alleviate the boredom of boarding school.
I was fourteen and due to my dyslexia had only just learned to read properly. I hid the book under my mattress in the dormitory as it would have taken away from me if it had been found.
- La Révolution Kindle est en marche (French Edition).
- Dont Need You To (Tell Me Im Pretty).
- The Embattled Wilderness: The Natural and Human History of Robinson Forest and the Fight for Its Future.
I read it at night under my bedclothes by torchlight. It was a world I could escape into. The past — Charles II, the plague, the fire of London — became tangible, alive. The love story lingered and I spent many happy hours of daydreaming about Amber and I think it subconsciously inspired me to write I Coriander.
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Though I read it in my early twenties, the book resonated strongly with me, as I saw, in Tori Spring, a lot of myself. Clair-De-Lune taught me to speak, it taught me that the thoughts in my head could be illustrated just as vividly when I spoke and told them to people as they appeared on paper. But I firmly believe that not only was it the book that ignited my love of reading, but the book that taught me that sometimes, just sometimes, being myself was just good enough. Shawshank taught me to adapt but not to give in, to keep the best, most ferocious parts of me intact even as I found my own kinds of camouflage.
No one book, really, there were so many. That was something I returned to many times between the age of 13 and 20 and always found comfort there.
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The poetic language, the nostalgia, the mystery, the sense of a summer at the end of childhood, so beautifully captured. To me this book is the original YA novel, exploring the inner life of a teen in turmoil - and a source of comfort and humour to generations of readers. Lauren St John, author of The Glory and The One Doller Horse trilogy A story that had a tremendous impact on me as a teenager was The Other Side of the Mountain by EG Vallens , the true story of star American downhill skier Jill Kinmont, who, at 18, suffered a near fatal accident in a pre-Olympic competition in the 50s and was paralysed from the neck down.
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