Come on Life: Highs, Lows and How to Live Your Best Teen Life
Publisher: Walker Books
Written by teenager Nikki Lilly, this inspirational book about growing up highlights some of the many pressures young people face and provides thoughtful advice about how to navigate through these challenges.
Nikki has a high social media profile, posting her first YouTube video aged eight, and now has millions of followers on various platforms. A dedicated social media chapter draws on these experiences and explores how to use it positively, stay safe online and know when to take a break. Other chapters focus on friendships, starting periods, wearing makeup and the importance of mental and physical health. Readers are encouraged to have fun, be brave and above all, be kind.
Throughout the book, Nikki beautifully articulates how her medical condition has affected her life; Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) has caused one side of her face to change, leading to extreme pain, numerous operations and extended stays in hospital. She uses her experience to offer guidance and support to others who may be struggling with difficult aspects of their lives.
This accessible book, written in a warm, friendly tone and illustrated with photographs, is positive and uplifting. It is an invaluable guide to help young people make the most of their teenage years.