In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century.
Well, Chicken Soup for the Soul has done it again. This time, they’re focusing on families with tweens and teens! The Chicken Soup for the Soul “Teens Talk” series is filled with personal stories that teens today face, ranging from eating disorders, new loves and heartbreak, looming college applications, substance abuse, and peer pressure. It inspires and supports preteen/teen readers as they face personal challenges as well as opens the dialogue between parents and their teens. Adolescence is a difficult time period for everyone, but the Chicken Soup for Soul “Teens Talk” series is the support group teens can hold in their hands.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School
101 Stories of Life, Love, and Learning for Younger Teens
Almost everyone hated middle school. It’s a very tough time for adolescents. This “support group in a book” is specifically geared to younger teens — the ones still worrying about puberty, cliques, discovering the opposite sex, and figuring out who they are. Meant for middle school students ages eleven to fourteen, stories cover regrets and lessons learned, love and “like,” popularity, friendship, tough issues such as divorce, illness, and death, failure and rising above it, embarrassing moments, bullying, and finding something you’re passionate about. The stories provide emotional support, humor, and inspiration for the young teens making their way through the tumultuous middle school years.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School
101 Stories of Life, Love, and Learning for Older Teens
This book focuses on issues specific to high school age kids, ages fourteen to eighteen. Teens in high school have mainly moved past worrying about puberty and cliques, so stories in this book cover topics of interest to older teens such as sports and clubs, religion and faith, driving, curfews, growing up, self-image and self-acceptance, dating and sex, family relationships, friends, divorce, illness, death, pregnancy, drinking, failure, and preparing for life after high school. High school students will find comfort and inspiration in the words of this book, referring to it through all four years of their high school experience, like a portable support group.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Getting In… to College
101 True Stories from Kids Who Have Lived Through It
These days, colleges are deluged with applications, and the application process has become something traumatic that students and parents experience together. This book isn’t about how to get into college — it’s about providing emotional, not tactical, support. The stories in this book are written by kids who have been there and want to pass on their words of support to the kids about to go through the whole ordeal. Story topics include parental and peer pressure, the stress of grades and standardized tests, applications and interviews, recruiting, disappointments, and successes. Parents and students alike will find Getting In… to College a great source of inspiration.
I have been given the opportunity to give away a set of all 3 books to one of my lucky readers!
Check out Chicken Soup for the Soul’s website and tell me one of their new titles that you would like to read.
(It must be something other than the 3 books listed in this giveaway. I want to know you made a little bit of an effort!)
1. Tell us a story from your tween/teenage days. It can be funny, embarrassing, proud, or whatever you’d like! (10 extra entries if you do this. Please leave 10 extra comments!)
2. Follow My Blog, Subscribe to my Feed through email, or Add me to your Reader. (1 entry for each. If you do all three, you may leave 3 separate comments.)
3. Blog about this giveaway. Please include a link to 5VinezMonkeys and a link to Chicken Soup for the Soul. (5 extra entries. Please leave 5 separate comments, and be sure to include a link to your blog post in one of those extra comments!)
The contest will end on April 2nd, and 1 winner will be pulled using random.org.
Winner will receive a copy of each book listed above: Middle School, High School, and Getting into College.
Please leave the proper number of comments for each additional entry that you complete.
You must leave a valid email address (or a way for me to contact you) with your entry.