Books definitely shaped me as a kid, and taught me lessons that have lasted a lifetime. But more than anything, one book, and one girl taught me more than anyone.
It was Anne of Green Gables. I’ve always been quirky and fanciful and have never quite got my head out of the clouds. Anne taught me that that was okay. Mistakes will be made, and you will learn from them. Dreaming is powerful and without it, you would never be able to give your life direction. Anne Shirley taught me to breathe deeply, take in the magic of the everyday and not be afraid to explore even the darkest of corners.
I would love to hear which books gave you bravery and courage!