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A Chance in the World is the inspirational read you *need* this spring

For some of us, family is everything. But for others, it's not so simple.

Steve Pemberton's A Chance in the World is about an orphan boy and his journey through the foster care system (based on a true story!). A touching memoir about finding a loving home and uncovering the truth about the past, this book will inspire you to take on *any* obstacle in your own life.

If you're looking for the ultimate inspo to make your own dreams a reality, you *need* to add this riveting read to your TBR list. Here are three heartwarming messages you'll find in this rags-to-riches story.

1. Books are powerful.

Steve experiences plenty of hardships and changes throughout his childhood (including severe abuse from his foster family), but the one thing that stays constant? Books. In times of trouble, he turns to reading. Not only do books provide a welcome escape from his difficult situation, they also teach him life lessons, motivate him to stand up for himself and help him become a successful adult.

2. Keep trying, even if you don't succeed the first time.

It can feel *impossible* to keep your head up after a major setback. Whether you lost the student council election or didn't snag an interview for your dream internship, it's tough to try again. But Steve's resilience and strength—even when the odds are stacked against him—will empower you to overcome whatever life throws your way.

3. You *can* create family.

Family isn't just the people you're related to or live with. Loved ones can be found anywhere...sometimes in the most unexpected of places. Even if you don't have a picture-perfect sitch at home, you can always open up to friends and mentors and make space for them in your life. You never know what can happen when you take a chance and connect.

Feeling inspired? Us, too. Click HERE to get your copy of A Chance in the World!


by Kathleen O'Neill | 4/20/2021