The following book review is written by Liv Wilson.
I have recently enjoyed this delightful book with my 11-year-old daughter, who herself has moved schools and walked in many ways, in the shoes of the main characters. Not only did it encourage us to discuss the power of positive thinking, but also started conversations on the importance of being determined, brave, honest, imaginative, and best of all, kind. Lessons that we could all take on board and talk to our children about a little more frequently.
ĎEllie and Alyssa have been best friends since pre-school. One chatty, one shy, one adventurous, the other considered, one Australian, one with Chinese heritage, both supportive and giving. Itís easy together. Then they change schools.í
Being Brave is a novel and personal development guide for young girls with themes on self-esteem and resilience. Itís the first novel/guide we have read and Iím glad we did!
We are all aware of the challenges children face while growing up, but itís stories like this that teach us all how to put one foot in front of the other regardless of how big the climb! Itís an important read for youngsters as it confirms their feelings are not out of the ordinary, and therefore they're not alone.
Please grab a copy and join Ellie and Alyssa on this important journey through the everyday pressures of school and family life in this all-Australian girls' adventure story, where girls triumph and the main characters reflect Australia's wonderful ethnic diversity.
Get a copy, cuddle up with your girl, and take some time out to enjoy the togetherness whilst learning some positive personal development tips!
The Being Brave Book: A Novel And Guide By: Sema Musson and Hester Leung is available to buy from Amazon, online outlets and book stores. RRP $19.95.