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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Nov 19, 2020

We’re talking about Books That Make You Accept that we are not always FINE, even if we say we are, and especially when we are teenagers.

There are many expectations put on us, especially as young adults. We are expected to roll with whatever life throws our way. How often do you say “I’m fine” when someone asks how you’re doing? We say it as a reflex.

Today’s guest, AmyLea Murphy, has worked with young people, and is so passionate about making them okay with their feelings that she titled her debut YA novel “FINE”. The story celebrates the human spirit’s great resilience, and seeks to empower young people to take life in all its messiness.

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