Book review

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager

First of all, I think 'The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager' is an amazing book that is full of all sorts of facts, quotes and really useful advice. Contained in the book are the tips and tricks for anything from making the most of school, to how to be an Influencer. The book talks to you like it's your best friend, and uses colour, and little pictures, which creates a fun element to learning about life from its pages. Overall, I think that there is so much to learn and gain from reading 'The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager' and I would strongly recommend it, even if you're not a teenager!

Ben (aged 13)


Hot off the press, the second edition of best-selling title The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager has just been published.


The book has a strong academic underpinning - its DNA is taken from author Dr Andy Cope’s PhD - but is written in a fun and non-patronising way, preparing young people for real life. Publishing nine years after the original, this new edition has been updated to address modern issues of screen time and social media, as well as covering the teenage perennials of confidence, positivity, motivation and relationships.


In a world where there’s a lot of talk about ‘living your best life’ and being your ‘best self’, The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager shows readers how - reminding them how amazing they are (despite the fact that growing up can be a bit brutal, so you sometimes forget!).


Content is built on a rock-solid foundation of well-being and human flourishing, but is quirky in tone and entertaining to read. Andy’s words are brought to life by award winning illustrator, Amy Bradley. The book also includes activities and thought-provoking questions that encourage the user to interact with the material. Reflecting and journaling help make the messages stick.


It doesn’t dodge the issues. In a world of rising anxiety, it shows young people how to let go of bad habits and develop positive traits that will fire up their future. Covering themes of resilience, values, consumerism, purpose and communication, The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager will help ease young people into adulthood.

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