Hi everyone, as the title suggests this is truly an inspirational read for introverts. If you have a tween or teen that is quiet and you think is an introvert, this is the read for you. Acclaimed author Susan Cain has produced a masterpiece in this version for younger readers and I hope it can find the same inspiration for you…
Title: Quiet Power: the secret strengths of introverts
Author: Susan Cain and Gregory Mone
Illustrator: Grant Snider
Genre: Non-Fiction – Self help
Publication details: Puffin Books; NY, 2016
ISBN: 9780241273555 (Paperback)
What this book is about: Being quiet isn’t a weakness. It’s a superpower. In Susan Cain’s monumental bestseller for adults, Quiet, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. This version she wrote for younger readers along with the aid of a few others. This book is about the kids’ world – their school, extracurricular, family life and friendship. Susan Cain talks about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made their mark in their own way. There’s even a guide at the back for teachers and parents. Find out how you too, can inspire those around you with this book!
My review: This young adult version of Susan Cain’s Quiet targeted for teens and younger readers is filled with stories about teen introverts. This book gives many techniques that can be used by teens and tweens to thrive in the very noisy and loud world we live in. An inspirational and moving read in places as we hear Susan’s own story here. I’ve actually read her adult version and it opened my eyes to the fact that I grew up as an introvert and still am to a certain degree. The use of simpler language here made this title so much easier to understand and the quirky little drawings give it a funny and lighthearted feel. I loved the little notes of advice that sums everything up at the end of the chapter. A great read for teens, tweens and their whole family!!
My rating: 4½⭐