During the ongoing annual Scholastic event I Read YA Week, they are presenting readers with Daily Social Challenges to get us thinking on what #YAStandsFor to each of us individually.
Today's is: Swap a YA book about the positive power of friendship with your bestie.
Slight problem, my bestie is not a bibliophile. I know. I know.
But it's ok! Instead I will just spotlight a book I would share, if he was less bonkers and more bookish.
My choice: Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen.
Unlike some of the initial books that ran through my mind in response to this challenge, this book shows the positive power of new friendships. It shows how friends can push you outside of your comfort zone, broadening your perspective on what opportunities are feasible to you... and in the case of Keeping the Moon, pursue a fresh start.
And without being disingenuous, I can honestly say finding the right friend(s) at the right time can be a life changer. This novel highlights that. Definitely a book that has a strong memory attached to it, it was impactful and inspiring to me. Easily meets today's challenge, in my opinion.