As a complete scaredy cat, daughter of an alcoholic and YA fan, I loved this YA novel, The Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The end of my week has pretty much sucked, but this book made me happy. Check out this Great Q&A with Robin Palmer.
Especially this quote:
The thing is, once you start going outside your comfort zone and taking risks (some people would probably call that living life), a weird thing starts to happen. Something gets flipped, and soon enough the thing that keeps you up at night and reaching for your notebook to make a list is the fear of not taking one. Once you’ve accumulated experience that shows that not only does the risk taking not lead to your world blowing up, but it actually makes your world bigger, it feels more uncomfortable to stay small.