If you’re looking for a book that covers it all, check out “You Don’t Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way” by Laya Saul. Covering topics like sexual abuse, pain, facing obstacles, peer pressure, drugs, and many others, Saul provides teens chapters with bite-sized inspiration in the form of stories, ideas, quotes, and questions to get them thinking critically. Reviewers says this book is chock-full of tidbits to help teenagers navigate a complicated world. It’s a great read for parents and teachers who want to better understand their teens, too. For other three inspirational books, read the list below:
Best Book for Decision Making: The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make
With all the decisions a teenager makes on a daily basis, it’s obvious that coming to important conclusions over and over again can become exhausting. Of course, some decisions will be more important than others, and that’s where “The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make” by Sean Covey comes into play.
Also the author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,” Covey uses his expertise in this book as well, showing teens how to make smart choices regarding the six most crucial points they’ll face during their teenage years.
Covey uses real-life stories from around the world to show teens how to succeed in school, make good friends, get along with parents, wisely handle dating and sex issues, avoid addictions, build self-esteem, and more. Covey also uses quotes, quizzes, and cartoons to keep teens interested and inspired.
Best for Self-Esteem: Do Hard Things
With everything the average teenager has to balance and endure, it should come as no surprise that most deal with low self-esteem at least on occasion. Whether it’s a bad grade, a party invite that wasn’t extended, or a rejection from their college of choice, self-esteem is an area where teens could benefit from added support and resources.
That’s why we love “Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Again Low Expectations” by Alex and Brett Harris. The Harris twins use biblical insights, history, and modern examples to help redefine the teen years as a launching pad for life, not a vacation from responsibility. While motivation is great, they also map out five concrete ways that teens can actually act to bring about personal and social change. This book is an Amazon Best Seller because it was written by teens, for teens, and works hard to use humor, personal anecdotes, and practical examples to really reach teens in a way that will resonate.
Best About Success: The Success Principles for Teens
There isn’t a teen out there who doesn’t want to be successful—it just might take a little bit of hand-holding to get there. “The Success Principles for Teens: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” by Jack Canfield and Kent Healy can do that.
Together with Healy, Canfield (creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series) has created a fun and engaging book that offers a road map with proven principles to help teens reach any goal they desire.
After reading 23 of the most important success strategies that thousands of other teens have used throughout history, your teen will be armed with the tools he or she needs to succeed.
These are a few best books for teens we recommend for personal development.