Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning
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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  2,290 ratings  ·  89 reviews
The third volume in the "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul" series promises more love, support and inspiration for the series' loyal teen readers. More and more, life is a struggle for teens. Not just dealing with the tragedies that seem to plague them so often, but also handling the daily pressures that pervade their lives. This book, like the first two volumes in the ser...more
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Published January 1st 2010 by HCI Teens (first published April 20th 2000)
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Valentina :)
Mar 29, 2011 Valentina :) rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No-one.
Recommended to Valentina by: Nora Trapp
This book is good to make teachers think you're reading during SSR, while you're actually staring into space. This book contains various stories on different topics written by different people in different times. :/ Some stories are really depressing, some are kind of funny because they're so random and unusual. I fell asleep while reading it. :)
Julianna Martinez
Book Report Guidelines – Good Reads
Name of book: Chicken Soup for the Soul- Teens Talk
Author: Jack Canfield
Pages: Short story- The Makeover
Genre: Fiction
Reading Level of book:

Exposition (4-6 sentences)
Lena's parents are getting a divorce. Lena's friends have told her they are leaving her because she hasn't changed. Lena also doesn't feel pretty. Lena is going through a hard time both at school and at home. She doesn't have anyone to talk to about it.

Conflict: (4-6 sentences)
Lena needs her frien...more
Miyanni 4sho
I was so into volume one that I just went on, and on , and on to volume three. Now this book was more like the first one. This one talked abot the troubles of life and how we are to make it trough even if the next day is not promised wer still shiould believe in life. That is a qoute I made and kinda' added this qoute and related this to this book. I think ther main reason I loved this book so much is because at the time I was reading this book I was kinda of getting over the saddness of my aunt...more
This was so generic, it hurt! this is like all the other chicken soup for the teenage soul books. the only difference is the "theme" of teenagers (which doesn't really affect the stories all that much). theres the usual, heart break, unrequieted love, lost loved ones, and all your other good ol' "I AM HURT PLZ BE LOVING ME" sort of thing.
Kehyonah Graves
The third and final,not disappointing at all!!! It was probably the best out of three, and was the realest.
amazing heartwarming adorable a truely great book
Diana Martinez
Feb 16, 2010 Diana Martinez rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like love stories
Recommended to Diana by: no one
Shelves: english-1
So far i started reading Chicken soup for a teenage soul III. Its about how teenage girls go through trouble in there life about love, friends and things at home. The first story that i read was about a girl in middle school who has a crush on a boy in one of her classes. He is the jock of the school, and she is the shy girl that not a lot of people talk to. she wears overalls and ripped shirts and ripped jeans and her hair is rarely ever done. She thinks that he will never pay attention to her...more
heartwarming and full of true amazing stories of which this one stuck:

Why Rion Should Live
By Sarah Barnett

High school didn't frighten me. Oh sure, the endless halls and hundreds of classrooms were overwhelming, but I took it in with all the pleasure of starting a new adventure. My freshman year was full of possibilities and new people. With a class of nearly two thousand newcomers, you just couldn't go wrong. So I, still possessing the innocence of a child concealed in a touch of mascara and li...more
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul is a book of non-fiction short stories written by teenagers who submit their stories, essays, poems, and other writings to the publisher. The works in the book are usually one to five pages long and are divided into groups. Some of the groups include friendship, family, life lessons, growing up, and self-discovery. The stories are based on the personal experiences of its author. In the stories, the author usually faces an internal or external conflict. In most...more
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Jan 26, 2010 Brittany rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chicken soup fans, Teens
How I Came To Read This Book: My sister owns the first two teenage chicken soup books, I own the third.

The Concept: These books are really all extensions of one another, and extensions of a much larger, familiar franchise. Heartwarming (or heartstring-pulling) stories of being a teenager or encounters with teenagers that are meant to melt even the frostiest of dispositions.

The Good & The Bad: These books are packed to the gills with schmaltz, and likely blur the lines between fiction and rea...more
Leila T.
Jul 05, 2010 Leila T. rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenagers? If they like this kind of thing
I liked about three or five of the (tens of) contributions in this book, at least one of which was by an adult. I think that part of the problem in my not liking this book is the part where I'm no longer a teenager. I'm sure that the themes and writing in the book might be more appealing to a teenager than to an adult, because by virtue of being written by a peer they are valued? But honestly I think highly enough of teenagers' capacity to read and write that I can't imagine most of them liking...more
Nov 08, 2007 Anna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a teenager?
The Chicken Soup books are basically collections of stories that people send in, usually with morals, and this chicken soup book is no different. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul talks about experiences that people had during their teenage years: frienships, hardships, deaths, lessons learned, etc. When I was younger I read the Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul book, although I admit I mostly read the sections on deaths and hardships (What can I say, I was a very morbid kid).

Sometimes it is hard...more
Sarah L
First of all, this book was absolutely full of great stories about how to get through those tough times in life. One part of this book that really popped out for me was "Overcoming Obstacles". It was without a doubt encouraging to learn how young people persevered through tough times in their lives.
Also I thought that this was a great book. It showed that people aren't afraid to push through difficult times in life. It demonstrated that if others could handle the obstacles in life, then so cou...more
I like the "Chicken Soup" series. I think it works well as an introduction to the memoir but it's been a while since I've read any of them myself so I took one off the shelf and began reading.

I had difficulties relating to the first few sections; I wasn't in the mood to deal with teenage drama and angst. After a relaxing weekend, I was ready to begin again. This time I was touched.

Usually "Chicken Soup" books make me cry. This one didn't. It may have been because I was reading along with student...more
Alexander Andros
The book I'm reading is called, Chicken Soup for the Soul 3. The author of this book is Jack Canfield. The genre of this book is non-fiction. The setting of the story is unknown. The characters in the book are Jack, Mark, and Kimberly.
In the beginning, it talks about a boy named Shay Powers talking about his life. In the middle it talks about how you should love yourself and believe in yourself as growing up as a teenager. Towards the end it talks about letters and relationships from girls and...more
Erica Simon
With inspiring stories from many people it helps through relationships, family issues, and regular daily life. I enjoyed reading this book because it helped me through a lot of issues in my life. As i read through this book it gave issues from many people about their personal experiences as honest writters. They give insight on how they got through their social issues, and how you can get through yours too.

I recommend this book to anyone who is going through any family or relationship experience...more
This is a book about teenagers and their lives. They talk about their experiences in life they went through and wants to share it to the world so that the next generation of teens won't do the same mistakes in life. Some talked about the love of their life and what they went through. Some talked about how wonderful it was to be with the one you love and some talked about how they were hurt badly. The last part in this book talk about teens and their life lessons. Some lessons are ones that they...more
Lena Zhu
This book was very deep, meaningful, and touching. There are a few (or a bunch) of sad stories in there, but that's ok.
As the title says; 'Stories on Life, Love and Learning'. Frankly, if I want a story about those three themes, I'll read a novel and recommend others to do the same. I wholly reject the argument that teenagers 'connect' with this book because it was written by teenagers. It's a very poor argument. Think of it this way, as a child I liked children's books by Roald Dahl very much, and he was at least middle aged if not old when he wrote them. Disparity in the respective ages and life periods of the...more
This is the third book of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. I love these series of books because I learned a lot of lessons and have many connections with a lot these writers. Because this book is written by different people in the country, I think it is very meaningful to learn about others' life and how they suffered from their pain or obstacles and how they overcome their obstacles. Through my experience in reading these books, gradually, I began to be more opened and accepting to the fact o...more
Emoni Littlejohn
I like this book because it he;[s you with your problems in life as you grow up. It helps you get through your hard times in the right way instead of stressing about it and running your blood presure up. This book helps you ALOT!!!!! just dont worry about things as much, just know that everyone has problems everyone has problems that can relate to you, because maybe the same problems you have people in the book that writes some of the chapters has been through the same rough times as you. You ma...more
Tenzin Choekyi
There are lots of different chicken soups, such as mother's soul, father's soul, friendship and also teenage soul. I chose teenage soul and read three five different essays today. One of the most interest one is my childhood sweetheart. when the girl was Cindy was 12 years old, her brother had a friend called Jake who is 13 years old. Jake always coming to her house with her brother and they closed the door that no one see and hear then. They play games and they also
Paul Nat
My friends in the YFC gave me a copy of this book sometime in 2000. And I'm glad I read it.
There are many lessons in this book that helped in my upbringing especially in college. And out of all the lessons in this book, my favorite is the closing quote from Derek Gamba's story - "You can't make someone love you. You can only make yourself someone who can be loved".
I hope college students get to read this one in order to cope with the tough trials life has to offer.
I got Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III for my birthday from my aunt a few years back.

My favourite entry is a poem called Forgive. The other entries which I really like are Dear Child--A Sister's Message, The Difficulty of These Times, Ability, Winner, Minimaxims for My Godson, and Inspirations. Of course, the other entries are good too, but the ones I've listed are the ones I like more.
This book is contains inspiring stories and poetry about relationships, friendships, the power of love, family, lessons learned, tough stuff, overcoming obstacles, self-discovery and growing up; all things that teenagers are faced with on a daily basis. One of my favorites in the book is a poem about ability. I like the poem because it talks starting with nothing and creating something in different areas of life.
Jul 14, 2008 Fafa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every one
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Mayra León
a good book for teenagers of our lifetime to learn and understand things no matter what we are going through there is something in this book for everything
Sep 27, 2007 Boy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenager
Buku ini masih berkisah seputar kehidupan, cinta dan pembelajaran untuk para remaja. Nilai-nilai yang disampaikan masih sangat baik, akan tetapi format yang sama dengan kedua buku sebelumnya membuat kita merasa sedikit bosan dengan buku yang ketiga ini.
3rd book in the series of Chicken soup of the teenage soul. I really enjoy these books, because me, being a teenage girl, i can relate to some stories, and its interesting to see other people expeirence some stuff that i have before.
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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...more
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