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Positive Life Lessons for Teens

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Would you like to provide more help to students who struggle with reading? Are you looking for ways to provide them with positive messages that will encourage them?

At Finding Forward Books, we publish easy-to-read novels for teens that contain positive life lessons to help them find their way forward through life. 

The books are classroom appropriate and do not contain sex or profanity. They have short sentences, simple vocabulary, and Lexile measures ranging from 390 to 540.

They are printed in
Open Dyslexic, a font to accommodate students who have dyslexia. They are also an excellent resource for English learners and students with disabilities.

The books are low in cost, and have been praised in Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly BookLife Reviews, Foreword Clarion Reviews, and BlueInk Reviews.

 may be ordered from Amazon
Barnes and NobleWalmart, independent bookstores, and suppliers such as Follett and Mackin. Quantity discounts are available from Express Booksellers.


Owen Daniels, a tenth grader, has had difficulties with reading since first grade. A teacher works with him, and he makes excellent progress. Others come to believe in him. But he must learn to believe in himself. See review in Kirkus Reviews. Lexile measure HL420L. ISBN 978-0-5789237-2-7.


Miles Pruitt has been struggling in high school. When his dad is sent to prison, things get worse. He quits studying, fails classes, and gets kicked off the basketball team. How will he pick himself up and move forward? See review in Publishers Weekly, BookLife Reviews. Lexile measure HL390L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-0-4.


Roy Perkins struggles in high school. He never knew his dad. His mom died in a meth-lab explosion. And his alcoholic uncle beats him. He is sent to live with a caring foster family. But the challenges continue. See review in Kirkus Reviews. Lexile measure HL530L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-1-1.


Tenth-grader Elgin Hobbs seems fine on the outside. But he's failing several classes. His divorced parents fight. And his mom is an alcoholic. He tries to rise above it. But life keeps bringing him down. See review in Foreword Clarion ReviewsLexile measure HL540L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-2-8.


Tennison (Ten-Cent) Sanders, an eleventh grader at Edison High School, is a gifted football player. He has a great future and the talent to play in the pros someday. But he ruins it all by making bad decisions. See review in Publishers Weekly, BookLife Reviews. Lexile measure HL400L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-3-5.


Perry Fletcher is a straight-A student and track star. But he wrecks his knee chasing a thief who steals a package off his porch. What does Perry learn about life when the thief turns out to be a classmate? See review from BlueInk Reviews. Lexile measure HL400L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-5-9.


Nick Simonson is troubled, lonely, and sinking fast in high school. He's failing classes and sees no future for himself. Tragedies occur that sink him lower. Can he pick himself up and move forward? See review in Publishers Weekly, BookLife Reviews. Lexile measure HL520L. ISBN 978-1-7373157-4-2.

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