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5 books that inspire us to be ourselves

The new year is here, and that means it’s time to start writing up those resolutions. From going to the gym to finally talking to that class cutie, 2014 is gonna be your year! One of our fave resolutions? To be more confident in who you are. And with the help of these books, you will be doing just that. Get ready to show the world the real you these next 12 months. Seriously, this year is yours! 

Which book inspires you to be yourself? Share in the comments below.



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    The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

    When Ezra’s life flips upside down after a horrible car accident leaves him with shattered knees, he must discover who he really is. No longer eligible to play sports and no longer in the running for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits where he sees the world in a whole new light.

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    Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan 

    This action-packed series is all about Percy Jackson learning to accept who he is and use his unusual skill to his advantage. Percy may not always be with the “in” crowd, but he is always himself and never pretends to be otherwise.

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    The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson

    When a deadly virus sweeps the nation, only those younger than 12 are still alive. With only children roaming the land, gangs and armies quickly form. Not wanting to turn to violence, 10-year-old Lisa becomes the leader of her city and leads the children of her area to safety. Even though Lisa is hesitant at first, she knows she needs to step things up and do the right thing for the sake of others.

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    Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski

    When Rachel finds out that she’s in a family of witches and that her younger sister gets powers instead of her, she must learn to love herself for what she has rather than be upset over what she doesn’t. This hilarious story follows the story of two sisters and their search for the perfect spell.

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    Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

    This classic tale of friendship is a must-read for any teen girl. Each bud goes through troubles that force them to understand who they really are and learn to love themselves. We love the constant support each character has for each other—major girl power!

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by Caitlin Moynihan | 2/1/2016