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Paperback Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned (Chicken Soup for the Soul) Book

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ISBN13: 9781558749429

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

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This latest offering in the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series explores a host of challenges faced by today's teens. Within itspages teens will find portraits of life's complexities expressed from theviewpoint of their peers. Teen contributors share their thoughts and feelings ondifficult issues, ranging from poor self-image to thoughts of suicide, fromfamily discord to coping with the loss, from peer pressure to school violence...

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teenagers going through hard times

The book I'm about to rate is Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. I rate this book 5 stars. The reason why I rate it like that is because it's a very good book. It talks about teenagers going through hard times. If you read this book you can probably relate to it. The book is mostly about hard times in life that people go through. There are some stories that talk about loved ones dying and trying to get over the death. There are some love stories about teenagers and their problems with love. Some stories are heartbreaking and can make you cry. You know how some teens in school do drugs and they end up thinking they are smart enough to do it, it talks about it in the book. Some teens have parent abuse going on in their life and end up killing themselves cause of it. This book is also base on the fact that some teens can't defend themselves on any type of abuse. This is a book that helped past teens that had the same situation. Now today's teens need the help of this book to get them throuhout their lives. Some teens have problems with alcohol. And the other half of the teens have problems with their own best friends. On the back of this book they give you phone numbers and address to get the help they deserve.

A book every teen should read

I myself am in my teen years and this book goes to show to me and my peers that life isn't as bad for you as it is for others. I remember how my friends would complain about their lives and how bad life was for them until I showed them this book!It's extremely hard to read at times because some of the stories are so sad and you need a moment to recover from one story before reading the next. But it's great because it shows other teens that their lives aren't as bad as others are and that we need to stop complaining all the time because we have no idea just how lucky we really are.As usual, stories are written by other teens and as I said in another review, it's a lot better than having someone lecture to you all the time. I certainly would hate to here my mom or dad lecture to me about this sort of thing. It's certainly not a topic that you'll pick up right away and as I said, before moving on to the next story you may need to think for a moment.It's a great book to pick up especially if you're going through a moment yourself. You'll be surprised at just what others have to endure and you'll finally realize just how lucky you really are to have what you have.


This book is really an extension of "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul" except this one deals with "the really tough stuff." As a counsellor, this will be one book on my list that will be highly recommended to teens, particularly girls. It is not that the "tough stuff" mentioned here does not happen to boys but teenaged boys, generally speaking, are often more hesitant to put their thoughts in writing the way most teenaged girls will do.Three topics are found in this book which are truly a sign of our modern times. The first is abuse, that thankfully is no longer a subject to be hidden in the closet. The second is teen depression and suicide, and the third deals with violence in schools. As a counsellor, I have seen first hand the havoc these problems can create. If you are a teen, you will realize that much of this "tough stuff" is univeral and you are not alone. It also helps if you are troubled by these issues, to discuss the topic(s) with a parent or trusted, responsible adult with whom you feel comfortable. Teens will be surprised that this is not a book which comes across as a voice of authority but, rather, one that speaks of compassionate understanding. It is highly recommended and, in my own opinion and based on feedback I have received from teens, the book is most deserving of a five-star rating.

I Love the new Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul!

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff was a book I feel all teenagers and for that matter adults should read. It really touched me. At times I cried, and at times I laughed. This book really touched home. It reminded me that no matter how bad my day was, there is someone that has gone through the same thing and maybe worse things that same day. I have all the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books and this is my favorite.I hope others can recieve that same joy I recieved from it. This book like the others will serve as a devotional for me. Each story has some meaning or lesson that will touch home.

Amazing stories

I have read two of the other Chicken Soup books and enjoyed them very much. I have a teenager and when I saw this book I thought it would be good since we are all going through "tough times" right now. I sat down when I got home and decided to read a few of the stories and found mysled unable to stop. I cried for the girl who was made fun of and I cried for the students who expereinced such horror. But mostly I cried because I didn't have such a book to read when I was a teenager. I honestly beleive that if I had I would be a different person today. Each and every one of us needs this inspiration. Each one of us needs to remember our hearts and that we are all in this together.This book is a great tool for remembering.I suggest parents read it as well as their teens. I highly recommend it.
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