What are the best motivational books for teens?

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    #1Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success is a book by Malcolm Gladwell examining what makes the remarkably successful people different from normal ones, from their families, their cultures, and their generations. 

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    Zachary Stone
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Great teen read especially if your teen needs a little motivation to get things going"
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    #2The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey is a useful book especially written for teenagers who want to face their problems easily. It is a powerful guide that also contains beautiful cartons and helpful tips.



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    Mary Morgan
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "This is a great book to help motivate teens with useful insights. While it doesn't have a lot of motivational quotes or anything like that, it does has effective ways to deal with life's problems."
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    #3The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    The Alchemist is an inspirational fable written by the famous Brazilian author Paolo Coelho. The book gave Coelho the Guinness World Record for the most translations of the same book in 2009. It was originally published in 1993.

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    Sharon Russell
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "A very captivating and wonderful book. It is quite inspiring. I fell in love with the book. I couldn't put it down. I have read it several times."
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    #4The Power of Positive Thinking

    The Power of Positive Thinking
    The Power of Positive Thinking is a great book that helps you to achieve happiness easily. It is a magnificent text that motivates people to change their mind in order to live with a positive attitude.


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    Catherine Grant
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "This is a great book! If you struggle with what I call "stinking thinking" then this book is a must read. The author highlights and suggests ideas and helps assist the reader to use a positive attitude and adapt to positive mindsets. I'm so happy I found this little gem."
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    #5Does My Head Look Big In This?

    Does My Head Look Big In This?
    Does My Head Look Big In This? is a book by Randa Abdel-Fattah that tells the story of Amal, a young girl who decided to embrace her faith despite all the judgments from the people around her. 
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    Kimberly Johnson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "My teenage daughter is rather cultured, and given what's going on in the world right now she wants to know more of the Muslim culture. I bought her this book and she really enjoyed it. Would recommend based off that."
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    #6Forever, Christian

    Forever, Christian

    Forever, Christian by Tina Traverse is a non-fcition book originally published in 2012. This book explores how far blood ties can take you. It tells the story of a young boy and the unconditional love of a mother.

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    #7Way of NLP (Thorsons Way of)

    Way of NLP (Thorsons Way of)
    Way of NLP: The Thorson's Way is a comprehensive guidebook to NLP written by Joseph O'Connor and Ian McDermott. It was first published on November 25, 2001. It is designed for both advanced practitioners and amateurs.
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    Adriana Castro
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I thought that the author did a very good job of explaining the concepts of NLP. I found this book to be helpful and instructive, and I believe that others will find it similarly useful. I did feel that the vocabulary used by the author left something to be desired, but overall it was a beneficial read. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning more about NLP."
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    #8Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs by Jen Knox is a non-fiction inspirational novel originally published in 2009. This book explores the depth of family relationship challenged by mental illness and other societal issues.

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    Kyle Wagner
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This will really make you think. When you're done you'll sit back and evaluate everything. Your choices, thoughts, I mean everything. It has changed lives and may change yours."
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    #9Nlp Metaphorically

    Nlp Metaphorically

    NLP Metaphorically is a philosophical book written by Chris Rasey about the beauty and impact of NLP. In the form of stories and rap songs, the author wrote an inquisitive piece. It was originally published in July 2010.

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    Johnny Washington
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "NLP, or neuro-linguistic programming is an interesting bit of philosophical conceptualization. I had this book laying around on the bookshelf for a while, and was surprised to see my son picked it up and read it. So far he seems to be captivated by the concepts, and I am all for that. Self improvement psych presented in a lyrical way that developing adults can relate to. "
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    #10Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality

    Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality

    Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality by Stephen Richards is a non-fiction book originally published in 2006. This novel delves into the idea of the "Cosmic Ordering" and how it affected Richards' life.

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    Gregory Snyder
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become Reality gave me a push in the right direction during a period of depression. I found all types of wisdom for life in general that can only come from experience. I also enjoyed the parts that focused on mind, body, and spirit."
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    #11The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.

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    Laura Luna
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book gave me a peek into the world of kids/teens who are battling disease. I had not read anything like this before, and it was part of the reason I picked this book. What I particularly liked was that despite the fact that the people are suffering from cancer, it is not just another Cancer Book. It is so much more. There are some really great thoughts expressed in a very beautiful way. It’s also engaging and well-written"
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    #12Cosmic Ordering: You Can be Successful

    Cosmic Ordering: You Can be Successful

    Cosmic Ordering: You Can be Successful by Stephen Richards is a non-fiction novel originally published in April 2009. This book tells how healthy relationships balanced with a good career can turn your life into a success.

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    Walter Dunn
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Im not sure teens are the target market here. They are not thinking about their careers just yet, its more about girls and school."
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    #13Because of Anya

    Because of Anya

    Because of Anya is a speculative fiction novel written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This book was first published in 2002 by the Simon & Schuster Books. It tells the daily struggles of a girl suffering from alopecia.

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    Brenda Alvarez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Nice novel! Looks wonderful to read!"
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    #14You Can Have What You Want

    You Can Have What You Want
    You Can Have What You Want: Proven Strategies for the Inner and Outer Sucess is an inspirational guidebook written by famous advice author Michael Neill. It was first published in October 2006.
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    Wayne Carpenter
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "While this book is a very interesting motivational option, it is not really a great option or solution for teens. In most cases, the topics and situations that this book will address will not be familiar to or apply to a teen."
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    #15Nlp for Teachers

    Nlp for Teachers

    NLP for Teachers: Engaging NLP is a guidebook written by known NLP author Judy Bartkowiak. It designed to help teachers maximize their efforts with confidence and resourcefulness.

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    Mary Howard
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This book is an excellent choice for any type of teacher, whether you are a school teacher, church teacher, or a college professor. It reminds you of how to relate to different learners, as well as helping you to rethink the way that you teach and think about learning. It offers very practical information about NLP without being too difficult to understand or to relate to. You can use the information for your class or for your personal relationships-it is easy to apply to your life in whatever facet that you want and need to. With worksheets that help you to really make this information applicable to you, including selling the sizzle, feedback, modeling, self-esteem, and more, you will find that it will quickly become one of those books that you go back to time and time again. If you are looking to better communicate and relate to your students and to the other people in your life, then this book is the one for you. "
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    #16October 1964

    October 1964

    October 1964, a New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Best Sports Book of the Year., is a novel by award-winning sports novelist, David Halberstam. The novel was published on 

    April 11th, 1995 by Ballantine Books.
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    Harold Carroll
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "While I think this may resonate with teens who are interested in sports I think it limits the scope for motivation to less than half of the teens in this day and age "
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    #17What now?

    What now?

    What Now? is an essay written by Ann Patchett based on her commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College which gives hope to anyone experiencing a crossroad in their life. 

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    Doris Price
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I searched the net for the best motivational books that are out there for teens. I found an essay by Ann Patchett called What Now? about her commencement address and the crossroads in life that happened around that time."
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    #18Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning is a collection of short stories written by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. It tells uplifting stories about the wonders and struggles of being a teenager.

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    Brenda Moore
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Being a teenager at anytime can be hard but even more so these days. I think one of the best motivational books that a teen can read is Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. I feel like this book really offers a lot of insight that teenagers can do."
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    #19Iggie's House

    Iggie's House

    Iggie's House is another masterpiece-turned-classic novel by internationally-acclaimed author, Judy Blume. The novel is about friendship that crosses the bounds of color. 

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    Andrea Willis
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This was a great motivational book. It allowed my kid to learn an important lesson. It was easy or her to read and understand."
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    #20The Color of Lightning

    The Color of Lightning

    The Color of Lightning: A Novel is a historical, dramatic, romance fiction written by bestselling author Paulette Jiles. It was originally published in October 2010. It was a finalist for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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    Andrea Williamson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you are looking for some motivation in your life you should definitely read this book as it contains motivational elements of perseverance despite adversity you can always achieve the goals"
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    #21Last Days of Summer

    Last Days of Summer

    After having a rough childhood -broke, goofy and without a father figure-, Joey Margolis decided that the he was going to look up to was Charlie Banks, the all-star player for the NY Giants. At first, Charlie wasn't interested in an annoying boy from Brooklyn, but he realized very soon that he might be what he needed in his life. 




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    Shirley Bradley
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Last Days of Summer follows Joey Margolis and Charlie Banks through pre-WWII life. The characters are on their own journeys to become better people. Steve Kluger really hits home with his rich character development. I could not put this one down. "
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    #22101 Things All Young Adults Should Know

    101 Things All Young Adults Should Know

    101 Things All Young Adults Should Know by John Hawkins is a self-help book originally published in March 2017. This novel contains life lessons that prepare the readers for a new and challenging adulthood.

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    Pamela Mason
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is an nice book to read"
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    #23Think and Grow Rich

    Think and Grow Rich

    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a philosophical self-help book originally published in 1937. This novel explores the challenges of personal developments and how to overcome them.

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    #24Superior Nutrition

    Superior Nutrition

    Superior Nutrition by Herbert M. Shelton is a self-help book originally published in 1972 by the Willow Publishing. It explores the areas of self-improvement and personal growth.

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    Douglas Webb
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The best self help and motivational book for teens would be Superior Nutrition. Herbert M. Shelton is a great author and his book will motivate you toward success."
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    #25The Mystery of Survival and Other Stories

    The Mystery of Survival and Other Stories

    Alicia Gaspar De Alba's The Mystery of Survival and Other Stories is a collection of stories from people who have struggled in finding purpose and direction.  The book was published on  January 1st, 1992 by Bilingual Review Press (AZ). 

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    Guadalupe Olvera
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "the book will blow our mind! Some overall wear from reading, has a few creases. Former Library book. Light wear with minimal wear on cover . The price is cheap many different shipping methods available. So no hassle to wait till last. the best for leisure activity."
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    #26Ball Four

    Ball Four
    This book is a diary of Jim Bouton's 1969 season, a book that caused a shock among the baseball community as it was then first time that someone from inside the world spoke about what was really going on in the Major League.  




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    Jordan Flores
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I loved this book. I've been a baseball fan forever and this was something I'd never heard of. Highly recommend."
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    #27The Last Lecture

    The Last Lecture
    The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow is a nonfiction self-help book originally published in April 2008. This is a New York Times best-selling book about life lessons taken straight from Pausch's private life.
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    Olivia Vasquez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I found this book to be really touching. It wasn't the easiest read emotionally since it really causes you to explore your own mortality, but I ultimately think that it is a good thing to do. It gave me so much to think about, and I think I walked away a better more thoughtful person."
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    #28The End of Baseball: A Novel

    The End of Baseball: A Novel
    After coming back from Guadalcanal with one less leg and $500 dollars more, Bill Veeck decided to take his promoting spirit to its final step: he decided to sign Larry Dobby, the star player of the Negro Leagues, therefore starting the integration of the black community in the baseball league. 




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    Angela Guerrero
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "The End of Baseball: A Novel is about the integration of the black community in the baseball league. While it may be motivational to read, there are likely better choices for teens. "
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    #29The Natural

    The Natural

    This is the book that inspired the popular film starred by Robert Redford. The book narrates the story of Roy Hobbs, a baseball player born with an innate talent for this game, who had to overcome many tragedies to make it to the top. 

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    Craig Patel
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "My teenage son is always depressed so I let him read this book for motivation. The Natural which narrates the story of Roy Hobbs, a baseball player born with an innate talent for this game, who had to overcome many tragedies to make it to the top. "
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    #30Principles Of Natural Hygiene

    Principles Of Natural Hygiene

    Principles of Natural Hygiene by Herbert M. Shelton is a self-help book originally published in 2005. It dwells on the importance of taking care of oneself and letting ourselves grow by overcoming life's challenges.

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    Arnav Das
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a bad choice as a motivational book for teens. The language it uses it very advanced, which would make for poor comprehension for the average teen. Also, the book only deals with hygiene issues, not really a motivational topic."

Summary

Best What are the best motivational books for teens
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Outliers: The Story of SuccessBooks 4 Paid
2The 7 Habits of Highly Effective TeensBooks 2 Paid
3The AlchemistBooks 1 Paid
4The Power of Positive ThinkingBooks 1 Paid
5Does My Head Look Big In This?Books 1 Paid
6Forever, ChristianBooks 0 Paid
7Way of NLP (Thorsons Way of)Books 0 Paid
8Musical ChairsBooks 0 Paid
9Nlp MetaphoricallyBooks 0 Paid
10Cosmic Ordering Guide: Where Dreams Can Become RealityBooks 0 Paid
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