Are you looking for a encouraging book about a strong women? The Way I Used to Be is the book to read. Eden was once living an easy simple life but that quickly got turned around when the biggest tragedy of her life happened. Eden’s life became very complex. What she once loved and who she once loved, she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. So Eden buries herself and the way she used to be. The Way I Used to Be is a great book to read about a strong teenager looking for help, and I fully recommend it.