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Jawbreaker - Unlock the (U)niverse by Jolene Stockman
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Teenagers aren’t the easiest people you can find yourself dealing with. It’s the word of an expert, meaning someone with long-lasting experience not someone with an answer to any question. As a teacher to teenagers, I’m still and continuously looking for answers, tips and suggestions to help me cope with their complexity. This is why I found this little book (17,000 words), which is meant to help teenagers, quite helpful to myself and my purpose.

The Jawbreaker: Unlock the (U)niverse by Jolene Stockman is a guide aimed at leading young adults to self –awareness and self-confidence with a step-by-step analysis of their most common attitudes to themselves, to others and to life in general ( You, Change, Knowing, The Glow), which also includes a set of practical exercises and activities (Mind Games) targeting single specific goals.

“You are a million moments. You have created yourself bit by bit and layer by layer, every day since you were born. You are a jawbreaker” … This is the starting point, a really spot on image chosen by the author. She wants the readers to figure themselves out like jawbreakers. And jawbreakers are sweet, colourful but really hard to break. I found it a brilliant metaphor.
Honestly, I think this book might help any reader, not only demographic audience, to build up their strength and it might show them their own story in a whole new way. Try it yourself!

“You can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way” (Earl Nightingale)
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
October 12, 2013 – Shelved
October 12, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
October 12, 2013 – Shelved as: non-fiction
October 12, 2013 – Shelved as: ya
October 12, 2013 – Shelved as: read-in-2013

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