Books provide more than escapism—one of the things we love about the current trend of young adult books is that they’re not afraid to confront some of the hard things we’re facing in the world, and they do a great job of reminding us not to give up. These inspirational quotes are from some of our favorite characters who refused to be silenced, who fought back against injustice, and who embraced others with love.
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Things will get better! Have a little empathy! Welcome those around you with open arms! Sometimes we just need a little advice—or reassurance—from some of our favorite characters, and we highly recommend all of these inspirational stories.
8 Inspirational Quotes to Keep In Mind When Things Get Tough
“Find the things you love and do them every day, even if it means failing.”
– PUDDIN’ by Julie Murphy
“She runs. Not away, but toward.”
– ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
“Things’ll get worse before they get better.”
– ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”
– TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green
“It matters not who you love, but only the quality of such a love. A flower is no less beautiful because it does not bloom in the expected form.”
– PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken
“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”
– THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
“Everyone has the potential to be extraordinary. As long as you have a soul and free will, you can be anything, do anything, choose anything.”
– CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE by Cassandra Clare
“If you’re going to live, you might as well do painful, brave, and beautiful things.”
– THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner
What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes from YA books? Let us know!