It would have to be The Austere Academy. This is because the three children featured in this book teach you to work with the world around you and that things are not as bleak as they may seem. In this book the children are faced with many horrible situations, which they manage to overcome in the end. This is all done with a positive outlook on life. Throughout the reading of this book I learnt to just be a little happier and to take a second look at the situation instead of giving up. Just as the children in this book known, I now know there is always something positive to come out of a situation.