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

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


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In this book you'll read real stories about real life happening to real teens. They are stories about love and friends, family and community, school, sports, and faith. You'll share in the experiences of other teens as they weather the ups and downs of growing up, reminding you that you're not alone on your journey toward adulthood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623610234
Publisher: Backlist, LLC - a unit of Chicken Soup of the Soul Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 293,854
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.


Santa Barbara, California

Date of Birth:

August 19, 1944

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas


B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Friendship

The Friend That You've Outgrown C. S. Dweck 2

My Friend, Forever Melissa Malloy 4

There Is No End in Friend Rebecca Woolf 6

Sketches Kristina Wong 10

Love Poem Cortney Martin 13

Unfaithful Chiara Tomaselli 16

Bacon and Eggs Beth Dieselberg 19

Andy Scott T. Barsotti 23

For Claire Rebecca Wicks 26

Jonathon Dan Levine 30

Going Away Bethany Trombley 34

SPF 1,000 Lauren Henderson 38

More Than Just Sisters Julie Hoover 42

2 Making a Difference

Just Being There Patrick Seitz 46

I Hope You Dance Dallas Nicole Woodburn 50

The Greatest Audience Greg Faherty 53

Understanding Jenny Cynthia M. Hamond 57

Sometimes We Dream Olivia Heaney 61

My Amazing Brother Carrie O'Maley 64

Super Roy Jeff Heisler 67

Safe at Home Mary Berglund 70

Sight and Insight Eric J. Moore 73

3 Relationships

Reality Check Arielle Jacobs 78

Only a Matter of Time Tal Vigderson 81

Drowning in Somebody I'm Not Mark Whistler 85

Eternity Deiah Haddock 87

Tom(my) Boy Zoe Graye 89

First Love, First Loss Melody Mallory 94

Once Upon a Time I Lost Myself Rebecca Woolf 96

My First Date Sarah Van Tine 99

Junior High Crush Rachel Louise Moore 103

Not Forgotten Sarah Strickler 107

Never Too Late Linnea Gits-Dunham 110

4 Lessons and Learning

My Moment of Truth as told to C. S. Dweck 118

Perfection Brittany Steward 123

Dear John Cynthia M. Hamond 125

What One Boy Can Show a Girl Sarah Erdmann 129

When the World Stopped Turning Michael Punsalan 132

Let Me Live Jennifer Danley 137

Happiness Sarah Provencal 139

Watch Out for That Tree! Cody Carrington 142

Self-Esteem Jim Lauer 144

5 Family

The Doctor's Son Harold Eppley Rochelle Melander 148

My Favorite Professor Brian Eule 152

Uncle Jerry Mary Shannon 156

New Beginnings Sara Ronis 159

When It Counts Heather Woodruff 161

No Longer an Only Child Jessica Wilson 166

My Other Family Phyllis Anne Guilmette 169

She's My Sister Christina Dotson 172

Everything Is Possible Al Batt 176

Grandpa's Gift Cazzey Louis Cereghino 178

A New Coat Peter Lim 181

Dreams Inspired by Dad Emily Peck 184

My Brother, Ben Donata Allison 186

Some Service Eli Shoshani 188

My Father's Truth Rianna Ouellette 192

6 Tough Stuff

Don't Stop the Dance Simone Would 196

When Daddy Died Irene Budzynski 198

Life Is a Gift Lindsay Ann Parker 202

My Mother: Her Depression, Her Strength Laura Pavlasek 206

Take Back the Night Lauren Nevins 210

The Unexpected Julie Lucas 214

A Struggle to Be Me Lizzy Mason 217

The Bully Cheryl Costello-Forshey 220

My Own Thing Neil Katcher 225

Staying Strong Deiah Haddock 229

A Step Toward Healing Yaa Yamoah 234

Unbreakable Bond Lauren Fritsky 237

False Hope Molly Karlin 239

7 Overcoming Obstacles

My Worst Enemy Emily Starr 246

The Sound of My Father's Voice Dinaw Mengestu 249

Watching My Brother Ride Don Keyes 253

So Afraid to Change Chris Sullivan 258

Tear-Stained Eyes Donya Brown 263

Bike Ride Esther Young 266

Silence Is Tiring Brittney Shepherd 269

Bat Mitzvah Blues Rachel Moore 271

8 Growing Up

Moonlight Drives Don Keyes 276

365 Days Kelly Garnett 281

Uniform Amy Nicholson 284

A Perfect Score Lalanthica V. Yogendran 288

Two Ways We Can Remember It Evan Wynns 292

Losing Sight of the Shore Marianne Melcher 296

Live Your Dream Katie Hays 299

Right Kick, Wrong Direction Joseph Losardo 301

Label This! Emily Adams 304

Star of My Own Movie Cecile Wood 306

Oh, the Things That We Feel Danielle Rosenblatt 310

Teenage Clichés Alanna Schubach 312

Who Is Jack Canfield? 317

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen? 318

Who Is Kimberly Kirberger? 319

Who Is Mitch Claspy? 320

Contributors 321

Permissions 331

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