This is what some of our Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers readers told us about the book:
There Will Always Be Someone There to Help You
Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers has taught me that being different can be a good thing and we shouldn’t change our beliefs just because they’re not what most people think.
People are special not because of how beautiful or popular they are, but because of what kind of person they are inside. The book encouraged me not to be afraid to ask for help. No matter what problem you have, there will always be someone there to help you and someone to listen to you and you should never give up.
I learned that if I try my hardest, I will get what I want and that sometimes the things that I want most can be right under my nose…
Penny Johnston, 14 Years Old, Australia
I Can’t Express How Much I Love It!
I’m sitting here on the plane. I’m sure I’m getting some strange looks ’cause the tears are streaming down my face… I just finished your book – I didn’t put it down once, not even to eat. After each story, I kept thinking ‘No, that one is definitely my favourite’ until I realised that they all were just amazing!
I really liked the one about dyslexia. I can’t believe you wrote the whole story like that but then each section the spelling improved. It is wonderful!!
I really can’t express how much I loved it!
The story about the teacher whose dad wanted her to be a doctor had a huge impact on me, as did the one where the teacher set up the building in the classroom… But the last story, what can I say? I just cried and cried!
Ronit, you are an absolutely wonderful and inspiring person… and a brilliant writer…
Dr Tina R, Counsellor, High School Teacher
Keep Trying, No Matter What
Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers says you might try something and fail, but trying it differently will give you different results. It beautifully shows that not everyone who looks perfect has a perfect life. Keep trying, no matter what.
The greatest message to parents and teenagers is ‘Never give up. There’s always a way through’.
I loved it!
Jennifer Masterton, 16 Years Old, Australia
Positive, Inspiring Life Message for Young and Old
This enjoyable and original book is special on so many levels – from the imaginative story lines, to the way it creatively and sensitively deals with issues of relevance to both teenagers and adults.
Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers is an absorbing read, which stimulates our thinking about human nature and how we deal with love, acceptance of self, finding personal strength and the understanding and acceptance of the differences which define us as individuals.
The interest created by the inter-woven story lines, particularly in Love Me, Love Me Not , are especially enjoyable as we trace the invisible emotional connections the characters have with one another.
Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers contains positive, inspiring life messages for young and old…
Tamara Luski, Mother of three and Music Teacher, Australia
I Really Love the Book
We face peer pressure every day, so it’s cool to read a book that goes against everything people look for.
Be happy with yourself, you are the only person you will answer to, in the end. If you have enough determination, you can do anything.
Be Special, Be Yourself for Teenagers is on of my top 10 book list. I love it!
There is really hope!
Stephanie Cook, 16 Years Old
Deep Wisdom and Sage Advice
This collection of stories samples a wide range of significant social and emotional experiences in the lives of a range of young adults, their friends and families. Ronit has managed to convey deep wisdom and sage advice about values and behaviour, self esteem and relationships, in a style which refrains from preaching, but rather allows characters, events and storylines to illuminate issues, struggles and resolutions, in a manner which is particularly engaging for young people.
It strikes me as an ideal teaching resource for the study of society and personal development…
Maria Delaney, Mother of three, Gender Equality and Body Image Consultant, Australia
I Wish I Knew This When I Was Young
I wish I had this book when I was a teenager and I also wish I’d had it when my children were younger…
Sandra Hogan, Mother of three, Consultant and Author, Australia
I finished the last story and went to hug my son…
Ann W., Chicago, IL, USA
Ronit, you are inspiring!
Sam P, West Granby, Connecticut, USA
I wish I knew this when I was a teen.
I Like the ideas very much!
The book showed adults and teenagers that we need to appreciate who we are and what we have and feel free to show love to our loved ones…
Annique Goldberg, Mother of two and World Traveller, Australia