Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z-Zero and Characters From YA Books

ero/ Feeling Like a Loser

"I'm a loser!"

Everyone at one time or another has felt like a nothing, a zero, a loser. Life can take a toll on you and your self-esteem. It is important to increase your self-esteem by decreasing negative thoughts, trying new things, exercising, having fun, and so much more.

Here are some characters from YA books that feel like a zero but fight to stand up with high self-esteem...

August Pullman from Wonder by RJ Palacio wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid. Auggie is a hero full of heart and hope and stands up to the bullying.

(middle grade fiction)
Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school from Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea are all different and only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone.

Eight high school girls from The List by Siobhan Vivian. An intense look at the rules of high school attraction -- and the price that's paid for them. It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up. This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.

Don't Forget about the power of three!!!

Head over to Moxie Writers for more on the YA cause/tough issue and organizations that help.

Head over to Susan Oloier's site for a song and lyrics that pertain to today's issue.

Thank you all for joining me for the A to Z blogging challenge. I had a wonderful month getting to know everyone through commenting and posting. I am looking forward to more fun through out the following months. See you all in the blogosphere. Best to all!

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