How to Be Brave

How to Be Brave Cover

How to Be Brave

By E. Katherine Kottaras

St. Martin's Griffin, Hardcover, 9781250072801, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

Description

Chosen as one of the best YA Novels of November by "Bustle.com"
A "Buzzfeed" YA Book To Watch
Featured on "School ""Library Journal"'s Size Acceptance YA List

Georgia has always lived life on the sidelines: uncomfortable with her weight, awkward, never been kissed, terrified of failing.

Then her mom dies and her world is turned upside down. But instead of getting lost in her pain, she decides to enjoy life while she still can by truly living for the first time. She makes a list of ways to be brave-all the things she's always wanted to do but has been too afraid to try: "learn to draw, try out for cheerleading, cut class, ask him out, kiss him, see what happens from there."
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But she's about to discover that life doesn't always go according to plan. Sometimes friendships fall apart and love breaks your heart. But in the process, you realize you're stronger than you ever imagined...
This fearless, big-hearted, deeply moving book will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to be brave.



About the Author
E. Katherine Kottaras is at her happiest when she is either 1) at the playground with her husband and daughter and their wonderful community of friends, 2) breathing deeply in a full handstand, or 3) writing. She now lives in Los Angeles where she's hard at work on her next book.