Top 10 Motivational Books for Teens

Whether you're looking for a gift idea, or you're hoping to find a way to help your teen make better choices, there are a variety of motivational books on the market. These 10 books are some of the best self-help books available. 

1
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

Do Hard Things
Multnomah Books

Written by twin brothers, Alex and Brett Harris, Do Hard Things says that low expectations are the reason teens are not motivated to create a better world for themselves or the next generation. By encouraging readers to take the hard road and put challenges in front of themselves, teens can gain motivation to achieve greater things in life. 

The book is written by teens for teens. It's full of real life examples of teens setting tough goals and meeting them. It will show your teen how higher expectations can lead to a richer, fuller life.

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2
Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens

Who Moved My Cheese for Teens
Putnam Juvenile

Who Moved My Cheese? has been a life changing book for many adults. The teen version will undoubtedly help teens create positive change in their lives as well.

Adolescence is filled with change and uncertainty and this book helps young people learn how to adapt. Rather than resist change, teens can learn how to embrace change and develop increased resilience.

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3
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide. Touchstone

Sean Covey, son of the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, provides a teen-friendly version of the book. And clearly, helping your teen develop these habits at an early age will set him up for future success in life. 

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4
The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make

6 Most Important Decisions Teens
Touchstone

An innovative book that gets right to the heart of many of the problems your teen faces on a daily basis. And what's more the author, Sean Covey, lets teens know in no uncertain terms that they are in charge of the choices they are making.

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5
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Hyperion

Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times by Richard Carlson Ph.D., is divided into more than 100 short and to the point topics, such as: "Drop the Drama", "Check Out these Odds! (The Likelihood that Everyone Will Like You)", "Understand the Law of Focus" and "Be Creative in Your Rebellion".

It is meant to give your teen bite size advice, which makes it a quick read for teens who don't like long books. This book has been and remains very popular among teenagers as it helps teens tone down the stress of situations that rise up in their lives and learn to enjoy their journey.

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6
The Code: The Five Secrets of Teen Success

The Code The Five Secrets of Teen Success
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The author, Mawi Asgedom, overcame adversity when he grew up during civil war in Ethiopia and became a student on scholarship to Harvard. In this quick read, your teen will learn valuable lessons on resilience and receive practical direction.

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7
The Success Principles for Teens

The Success Principles for Teens
HCI

Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and Kent Healy,a successful author and entrepreneur since the age of 17-years-old explain how teens can become successful. The book uses 'twenty-three of the most important success strategies used by thousands of exceptional young people throughout history.'

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8
Success Express for Teens: 50 Life-Changing Activities

Success Express for Teens
Bayou Publishing

The author, Roger Leslie, offers simple and thoughtful activities that will motivate your teen to set clear and attainable goals. This book encourages self-awareness and offers strategies for anyone who wants to live their best life.

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9
Help Yourself for Teens: Real-Life Advice for Real-Life Challenges

Help Yourself for Teens
Plume

Written by Dave Pelzer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Child Called "It", this book is a 'part self-help book and part inspirational memoir.' This book shows teens how they can overcome whatever challenges and adversity they face in life.

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10
What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens

job future teens
Ten Speed Press

Written by career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles, this book will helps teen discover their interests, which could be instrumental in helping them decide on a future career. The book is a quick read and has been updated to include the social media aspect of finding a career and job.

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