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CHALLENGES. Failing a class, getting dumped and figuring out where you fit in, are all difficult high school challenges. Finding the answer is not always easy. And let's face it, your parents may give you advice, but rarely do they really know where you’re coming from. So, if you’re looking for the real deal on issues like anorexia, dating, or helping a friend in trouble,

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Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 6th 2006 by HCI Teens (first published 1997)
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Karen
Jun 02, 2010 Karen rated it liked it
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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal Challenges
HCI Teens
Jack Canfield
$6.95 Pages.280
ISBN-10:0757304079
ISBN-13: 9780757304071

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal Challenges is a novel about the situations that many teenagers go through in everyday life. The teenagers write their own short story and was published in this novel. In other word, people are willing to let their stories be heard so other people will learn from it. Also the short stories titles are very engagin
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Michelle
May 22, 2008 Michelle rated it really liked it
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Recommended to Michelle by: anyone
The novel chicken soup for the teenage soul was one of the most enlighten book I have read all year. A big pulse to reading this book is that the stories are short and easy to read/understand. The book really opened my eyes to new thing and a new way of life. I have learned so much from this book I don’t know where to start. Chicken soup books are easy to relate to. So many people are going through the same thing they talk about in the novel. It so refreshing to see that you are not alone in the ...more
Maya Noel
Oct 26, 2013 Maya Noel rated it it was amazing
This book has many different stories from many different people. They have different chapters about a diversity topics and the people who tell the stories are people who experienced the topic before. this is a really good book because it teaches some people how good they have it and some people have never gotten bullied before but they see how other people feel about it and how they solved it. By that kids can think twice about bullying other kids and the individual that is being bullied can kno ...more
Amber Yi
Feb 12, 2012 Amber Yi rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was really good for many reasons. First, this Chicken Soup is a little different from the rest. All the other Chicken Soup books are just stories, but this one had a new format. It had stories, advice, book recommendations, movie recommendations, and messages from the author. Also, the stories were all about everything that could go wrong and right in the teenage life. Each story was extended upon with advice or other messages from the author. This is one of my favorites from ...more
Brian
Apr 14, 2016 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am glad I read this book and made it AR for my kids because I think a lot would like to read it (and get credit for it).
Shannin Wharity
This book addresses every issue a teenager could have. It's easy to relate to the stories because they are written by real people who struggled with certain issues. Everyone can find some sort of advice in the book.
I would recommend this book to anyone in high school. Even if you don't struggle with any of the problems that are addressed, you can learn about others with those problems. It will make you more sensitive and aware of the people around you.
ruth assefa
Jun 27, 2013 ruth assefa rated it it was amazing
I was in a reading funk an d this took me out o f it. I have learned its ok to make mistakes we are only human. some day we would we laughing about them. or we might some out of the situation stronger. some times it feels like on one understands what you are going though but the truth is these young teens expected it all
98angher29047
Nov 21, 2011 98angher29047 rated it it was amazing
I absolutly LOVED this book!! I've read other Chicken Soup books before but this one in particular stood out to me. I loved reading about all the problems ad being able to relate to them. Reading all the poems and seeing how their problems were solved!! This is definatly my favorite Chicken Soup book!!!:)
Nendy
Feb 26, 2009 Nendy added it
This book really relates to us teenagers. It talks bout things that we all go through at some point of our life. it really changes the way you look at things that have happened. We all have a point of view and to look at things that happen to other people your opinion can change.
An
Oct 10, 2011 An rated it really liked it
I think out of all the informational books for teens I've read, this one is the most accurate. I can actually relate to most of what happened in this book. It's also the most interesting Chicken Soup for the Soul book I've read-it has cool fonts, notes from the editors and quizzes.
Zi
Sep 15, 2008 Zi marked it as to-read
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I'm published in this book! I just haven't gotten around to reading everyone else's stories yet >.<. If anyone is interested, I wrote the "Living With Scoliosis" piece.
Iriana
Nov 18, 2009 Iriana rated it it was amazing
I really like this book because while it gives you real teen's stories it also givves you facts and ways you can help your family and friends in need.
Emily
Apr 23, 2009 Emily rated it liked it
this is a very inspiring book that i bought beacause i didnt have enough money to buty any thing else but it turns ou i like this book
Kimberley
Dec 29, 2007 Kimberley rated it liked it
i own this book and its basically a guide about what we go through it life ..like school..cliques...and stuff !
Lili
May 07, 2008 Lili rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book.I recommend all teens to read this book.It can be very useful through your teenage life.
Patrizia
i think this book really helps teenagers in their daily life
and i really enjoyed it. its really good
Morgan
Jun 03, 2008 Morgan is currently reading it
It has a bunch of storys in it and its good for everyone.... even if u arent a teen!
Joi
Oct 28, 2013 Joi rated it liked it
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This book was good. I am not sure if I like the new format of the book now.
Sandra Delgado
Nov 10, 2009 Sandra Delgado rated it it was amazing
I really love this book becaquse it has alot in common with my life
Ciara
Mar 14, 2009 Ciara rated it liked it
lot's of advice. I got bored of it though after a while.
Audrey
May 12, 2008 Audrey marked it as to-read
Touching stories that will make you laugh and cry...
Cassie Martinez
Beautiful heartfelt stories
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Jack Canfield is an American motivational speaker and author. He is best known as the co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series, which currently has over 124 titles and 100 million copies in print in over 47 languages. According to USA Today, Canfield and his writing partner, Mark Victor Hansen, were the top-selling authors in the United States in 1997.

Canfield received a BA in Chi
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