The middle and high school girls are discussing the book Lailani's Choice , the first in a series of books written by Massey, a USF graduate. The book showcases girls from lots of different backgrounds dealing with issues many teenagers face, including love, relationships, teen pregnancy, drug use and more. The girls meet on Zoom every Sunday night and are asked to journal with a prompt from Massey each week. More than just discussing the book, they also discuss their lives and get support from one another.
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Books can take you anywhere. They have the extraordinary ability to take us to different worlds through the eyes and thoughts of a main character or narrator. Their experiences so feel real as we read on to see what happens next. Some leave you thinking about what just happened, inspire you in your own life in different ways and help you deal with heavy topics. Others can teach you about the world around you, but books can also just be a fun way to pass the time. Since you could read every day of your life and never pick up the same book twice, it's tough to know where to start.
Published author Helena Coggan wrote the first draft of her fantasy novel The Catalyst aged just Now 15, she took a break from GCSE revision to answer questions from site member EllaClaire and offer her tips for writing to get published. You got published at 15, which meant you were still dealing with schoolwork and other things while writing. How did you find the time to complete a book? Writing has never been work to me.