Category Archives: teen

It is difficult to allow acceptance that a little girl could grow up, and die, in Hitler’s wrath…and still think people are good.

But it is easy to accept that she knew there is both good and evil in the world. And that good could still win out even if she herself would not. 

“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”

—Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

If you haven’t read Lord of the Flies, you are missing true adventure and a sickening heartache for mankind and what it can do to each other.

Even in today’s world, the proverbial death of Piggy seems to happen everyday when I read the news. 

“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.”

—William Golding, Lord of the Flies

Stay Gold! Advice to take with you and remember when someone has you feeling your worst.

“Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”

—S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders

Kissing. And more kissing. And more. And more. That’s how to make her smile. There’s actually scientific evidence on this. Google it.

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Snicket advice…books that lead life.

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It was a dark and stormy night…

…and an owl moved the still air with its sinister reminder that the night does not belong to one alone. With each step the crunch of dead leaves left a trail of bread crumbs for any predator to follow. When at last the faintest light made its way through the dense forest…

 

And you fill in the rest. I did the beginning for you. 🙂

It was a dark and stormy night…as told by some of the funniest writers.

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It was a dark and stormy night…” Advice for your next read. Someone asked me to list all the books that start with the line. So here goes one a day for the month of August–back to school month.

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Totally true…who does that? Not anyone I know. Thankfully!

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Book Thief advice

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