Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning
The third volume in the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series gives 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 series,...more
The story about self-hatred really stuck out to me. Unconditional love really is the most important gift. I saw this theme throughout the entire book.
Such a short, powerful book. Defiantly recommend :)
Name of book: Chicken Soup for the Soul- Teens Talk
Author: Jack Canfield
Pages: Short story- The Makeover
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
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
Chapters focus on love, friendship, family, tough stuff ...more
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 reality ...more
There's not really much to review on a book like this. It's a collection of short stories and poems written and/or submitted by teens, for teens. (Oh my gosh, I sound like an infomercial or something..) I liked it, but it's not really the type of thing I'd recommend to someone. It's more like one of those coffee table books, or the ones you keep on your nightstand but only pick up every once in a while.
Sometimes it is hard ...more
The book, like all Chicken Soup books, are split into sections: Relationships, Friendship, The Power Of Love, Family, Lesson, Tough Stuff, Overcoming Obstacles, Self-Discovery, and Growing Up. There were a few stories that were cliche and corny, (which were mostly reserved in the ...more
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
Canfield received a BA in Chi ...more