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5 Books to Read If You’re Nervous About Starting High School

Oh, high school. You either love it or you hate it. Me? I’ve blocked out most of it from my memory…I’M JOKING.

The way some adults talk about high school is absolutely terrifying, though. They make it seem like you’re guaranteed to suffer excruciating embarrassment and overwhelming workloads—on top of the pressure to succeed and figure your entire life out. And while there’s a bit of truth to all of that, I can tell you it’s not the WHOLE truth. I mean, we’re alive at NOVL, so I promise you can survive high school too.

However, if you’re still nervous about starting high school, here are some books that will offer sage wisdom and characters you can commiserate with. Life’s not a musical, but we really ARE all in this together.