In the book, When Audrey Met Alice, Audrey Rose, the First Daughter, discovers the diary of Alice Roosevelt. After she discovers the diary, she starts following Alice’s example. Audrey starts being a little bolder, because of Alice.
In the book Soldier Dog by Sam Angus, Stanley’s brother goes to France to fight in WW1. Stanley is left alone with his mad and explosive father and when his father does something truly terrible, he decides to go find his brother and enlists in the army to join him. He trains dogs to be messengers, but along the way he hits some trouble, at one point he feels so down that he just wants to go home, and although he feels like this sometimes, everything turns out to be OK in the end.