Book Review: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Preteens” (& Giveaway US/CAN Ends 9/19)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Preteens: 101 Stories of Inspiration and Support for Tweens

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark
400 Pages (Paperback)
Date Published: July 26, 2011

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Being a preteen is harder than it looks! School is more challenging, bodies are changing, relationships with parents are different, and new issues arise with friends. But this collection will help preteens, showing them they are not alone. Readers will be encouraged and inspired by stories from other preteens, just like them, about the problems and issues they face every day.

MY THOUGHTS:

Preteens have a hard enough time entering that stage of their life and may sometimes feel like they are alone.  This Chicken Soup book is great because it is real stories from preteen years (also know as tweens!)  It contains 101 stories dealing with typical preteen issues like self confidence, changing schools, first crushes, doing the right thing, finding your passion, embarrassing moments, bullies, and more.  I definitely could relate to a lot of the stories from way back when I was a tween!  I think it is a great book to show tweens they are not alone and sometimes worse things can happen!  I laughed at the stories, felt bad, and felt proud. 

BUY IT: You can find Chicken Soup for the Soul books at your local bookstore or at Amazon.You can also check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul website for more information and you can even submit your own stories there!

WIN IT: (2) US/CAN winners will receive the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Preteens”

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  136. a tip: enjoy life, as in each moment, when you’re still young.. you won’t be able to literally carry things on your own when you grow old!

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  163. The best tip I can give a preteen is that this stage in your life will not last forever.