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Book Written by a Teenager Hits Bestsellers List

Book Written by a Teenager Hits the Bestsellers List

It took only a week for Eva-Maria’s “You Shut Up!” book to become #1 bestseller at Dymocks on Lambton Quay, Wellington. Bruce Caddy from Dymocks, known for his support of local authors, has being the first in Wellington to stock this book written by a 17-teen year old in hope that parents are smart and they can learn how to create win-win solutions using hints offered by the book.

If you haven’t heard about the book ‘You Shut Up!’ over the last months, you must live under a rock. Russian-born Wellington teenage author Eva-Maria is on a mission to improve one million parent-teenager relationships all over the world, and now she is one step closer to achieving this goal.

“I’m really honoured.”, says Eva-Maria, “This book came from the heart and I wouldn’t have let it even go to print if I didn’t believe what I wrote. I think people appreciate the fact that this book is different from all the other parenting books. I just know it’ll make a positive change for everyone who has read it.”

As if publishing a book is not enough, Eva-Maria wants to take real action and will be donating at least 10% of profits to a teenager’s associated project.

For years it was parent’s job to write books for others with parenting advice, trying to bridge the gap between generations from one side and sometimes being biased to adult vision of the world. Today, a teenager puts her hand up to start building a bridge from the other side. Overwhelming support from parents and teenagers in the past 40 days since the book was released ensures there is a hope for Eva-Maria’s dream of reducing inter-generational conflict and learning how to find a win-win solution in every family.

After receiving her international coaching certificate in late February 2008, Eva-Maria will be starting up one-on-one and group coaching and mentoring sessions for teenagers, parents, and families. You can find out more from


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