Behind the cover of ‘Stand’ lie pages of understanding and truth for the challenges teens face. Shannon offers practical guidance for navigating through the “tough years” while sharing stories and experiences that remind readers they are not alone. As my mentor, the words of warmth, understanding, support, and guidance she shares in this book were some of the very words that moved me from drowning in my “tough years” to overcoming them. She disproves that “adults don’t understand,” while also offering hope and wisdom.