Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me. That’s what people really want, if they’re telling the truth. ~Doris Lessing
GWENDOLINE MARY HOPTON
It’s not oil that runs the world, it’s shame.
Bookstore, Lyon, France
But the moment you start thinking of yourself alone, absolutely alone, and related to nothing and to no one, you realize it’s silly to worry and fuss over what you are. You are simply what you are. And you feel as if you had closed a door forever on everything that’s unpleasant.
Carl Larsson - Lisbeth Reading
Hi! I love this blog and I was wondering if you could suggest positive book suggestions for young adults? It doesn't matter what genre or if it's non-fiction/fiction or not, but it seems most books that are popular these days are a little pessimistic... even the ones we read for school. Any suggestions on books less morose and light? Thank you! (from alluringbutterfly)
We’re on the same page. Surely being a teenager has a dark and depressing side but I think some books I see these days are too overwhelmingly pessimistic. What disturbs me the most is that it has turned into a new trend. The more pessimistic and dark a YA book is, the more you have a chance to make it a bestseller. I couldn’t find and remember a less pessimistic and happier book right now except classics like Watership Down and Anne of Green Gables and I am not even sure these count.
I’m sure you can suggest lots of books with this description friends?