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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield, et al

If you’re a teen and you’re feeling like it’s the end of the world, don’t fret. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the Soul) is here to help you. My sister gave me this book a few years ago when I was a teenager and the stories did me good. They never failed to lift my spirits up when I was feeling down. Even now, they are still able to improve my mood.

The Chicken Soup books are actually very good, you know. The stories were sent in by real people who wrote them themselves and therefore, their inspiring stories are downright true. Reading other people’s stories of kindness, motivation, miracles, etc can make you feel better. At least it gives you hope that something good will happen to you in time and all you need to do is wait. Good things come to those who wait.

It seems that there are 101 stories of life, love and learning (as seen on the cover). There are some stories which were written by celebrities like Bill Cosby, Jennie Garth, Jennifer Love Hewitt, A. J. Langer and more. Makes the book even more attractive, huh? Well, at least we know that celebrities are human beings like you and I too and they also go through life’s problems, just like anyone else.

My favourite story would be in the On Love and Kindness category and the title is ‘Life Just Isn’t’ written by Katie Leicht. When I feel sad, I read this story. It reminds me of what life is really about and what I should be doing.

Life isn’t about keeping score. It’s not about how many people call you and it’s not about who you’ve dated, are dating or haven’t dated at all……But life is about who you love and who you hurt. It’s about how you feel about yourself. It’s about trust, happiness and compassion. It’s about sticking up for your friends and replacing inner hate with love……

It’s not only stories in this book. You will find cartoons, poems, famous quotes, inspirational quotes, etc. I am glad that there are books like the Chicken Soup ones around. I have no doubt that they’ve probably saved people’s lives! Yeah, it’s that effective. If you don’t believe me or if you haven’t read any yet, I strongly recommend that you do it soon.

When you’re physically sick, the real chicken soup is good for you, right? Well, I do know that chicken soup makes you healthy and strong! Anyway, I believe that this Chicken Soup book can be your best friend when you’re lonely.

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  1. hello there my name is brieana and i am 12 years old i really injoy your books i am readding chicken soup for the teenage soul number 2 right now. i think you should keep on writing these books.

    thank you
    sinciraly brieana

  2. u f*** crap i dont want to pay i want it for freee,,,y dont u internet ripoffs understand anything????u ppl want money i already pay $1000 for internet..ripoff ripoff ripoff..soon theres going to be 32 years old i have so much problems because of this book!!!my teenage life was ruined because of this!!which was before last year!!!let me give u a hint for ur next title ‘how to make money by ripping off”book..ripoffers…between i completly forgot!!!
    F*** U!!!

  3. @brie: Thank you for your lovely comments! I hope you enjoy reading the Chicken Soup books.

    @daisy: Wow, $1000 for the Internet? I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through a rough time. Hope everything works out well for you. Stay cool.

  4. i enjoy chicken soup, its a really good collection of books to get :)

  5. @daisy:

    I hate that you say this. These books have helped me through so much. That said, F*** you.

  6. Life and Love is in yur heart and found through experience not through the pages of books .

  7. i love this book so much i could feel the pain while reading each one.

  8. This book is awesome but i hate the reports we have to do on them at school :)


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