Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff is a book for teenagers about all the hardships going through the teenage years. It is a book compiled by Kimberly Kirberger, Jack Canifield, and Mark Victor Hansen. They used a bunch of stories that readers sent in about their own personal experiences. This book covers many subjects such as, self-acceptance, family matters, tragedy, growing up, eating disorders, suicide, death, alcohol, and learning difficult lessons.
I am not sure if I really liked this book or not. I thought it was really good because of the lessons that were in it, they had a lot to say and their point was very evident. But the stories were all so sad, and it was depressing to read them. Just to hear how horrible friends, boyfriends and families can be. This was one of those books that was hard to put down because you just wanted to finish it.
My favorite story in this book was probably a story called "An Unbreakable Bond". It is a story about a group of 5 best friends that are having a girls night out and are just driving around, having fun, thinking that nothing will ever happen to them. Then they crash and one of them dies and the rest are never, ever the same. It just made me think about how stupid my friends and I can be. We think we are invincible and one of these days it's going to come back and hit us in the face.
The part of this book that I didn't like was the whole depression/eating disorder section. I guess I just don't understand it. It was just too sad and for me to read.
I would recommend this book to anyone, I guess. It has a lot of good points, and it would be good for any teenageer because they will most likely face all of these problems in their future.
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