As a 30-something, I was immensely impressed with the positivity, encouragement and wisdom that teenager Maya has to impart throughout the pages of this motivational book. As I read, I was constantly inspired to attain a more meaningful life by embarking on a passion project. Whether you've been neglecting something you know you really want to work on, or you're stuck in a routine that you want to break free of, You Got This! is a great book to read to begin a journey towards new achievements. I recommend it for kids, adults and everyone in-between who need some valuable, tangible ways to reach goals.
I was thoroughly delighted with this book from young Maya Penn. The sparkling teenager offers her inspiring perspective on how to figure out what you want to do in life, and the steps you need to get there. I was enchanted with Penn's writing style, straightforward, heartfelt and at times laugh out loud funny. She somehow manages to merge quirkiness with authoritative expertise seamlessly. The book is divided into 3 chapters, all delivered in a relatable, common sense manner, and is a great read for not only young people, but people of ALL ages. Penn is wise beyond her years, but her youthful exuberance and expression shine through clearly. This book is a fairly quick read, and when I finished, I wished it was longer! All I can say is KUDOS, WOW, BRAVO!
I've never written a book review for Amazon.com, but had to write about this one. I gave it to our 15-year-old goddaughter about a month ago, when she was having difficulties breaking up with her boyfriend. I thought I'd never hear about the book again (as happens with other books I've given her), but this one is different. She actually brought it up in conversation without my even asking, saying, "Oh, that book you gave me! I just love it!" She's started a "dream board" and is excited about her future now. Now I wish I'd read the book before handing it to her! :-) Highly recommended for teenage girls who just need a little inspiration and hope.
As I read the last line of Maya’s book, I found myself overwhelmed with pride, possibility, inspiration and pure joy. I immediately wondered how such a young person could be so insightful. The experience of reading her book was uncanny. I had forgotten that these were the words of a 15 year old. The wisdom and authenticity in which she expressed herself was refreshing and equal to any self-help book I have read. The elements of youthfulness were certainly pleasant and sprinkled throughout the text. However, her message was perceptive, thoughtful and focused. As a school counselor, I have expressed many of the very same sentiments Maya expressed in her book to students needing direction. She has a spirit of beauty and I can totally relate to her. I think she is an awesome light in this world.
I highly recommended this book to all people, especially young people. I am having my teen-aged daughters read it now.
I bought several copies of Maya's book for my nieces. I read the book before gifting and was amazed at the maturity and intelligence of this young lady. The book is so inspirational that I am so glad I purchased for my preteen and teenage nieces. I highly recommend this book for the young people in your family because they will be inspired by her words.