Teenage years are hard years. It's a fact, whether you've survived them already or are just in the process of getting through them. In this largely autobiographical work, John Bytheway encourages Latter-day Saint youth with accounts of his own personal experiences from seventh grade to twelfth grade. Using plenty of his own teen challenges, beginning with moving to a new town just before seventh grade, John shows young people that you can endure this roller coaster of life when you have more confidence with the gospel on your side. John refers to this book as 'same-boat therapy,' laughing at his own foibles and failures, pointing out lessons learned from his 'been there, done that' wisdom and mingling humor and analogies with counsel from the scriptures and latter-day prophets. He also encourages young people to try new talents and skills. This wonderful, practical advice helps teens learn how to use the gospel to get through the hardest time of their lives.
Positive way to start schoolBy Karen, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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I just finished reading 'You're Gonna Make It' and immediately wanted my teenagers to read it too! Listening to John Bytheway speak is wonderful, but I also liked the book format because I could easily refer back to a thought or quote or story. Reading this book now at the beginning of a new school year would be one of the best things a youth could do for themselves. This is a positive way to get going and start focusing on what is really important.