Title: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal
Authors: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor and Deborah Reber
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Chapters: 8 Chapters
Reviewer: Idongesit Young (18 years old)
Year of publication: 2006
Pages: 260 pages
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul focuses on the ups and downs of friendship: making them, keeping them, fighting them, loosing them, helping them, and competing with them. The book defines what friendship really means, the qualities of a true friend, friendship challenges and many more. It shows that friends are more than people we just hang out with. They are people that make you laugh, keep your secrets, offer advise and sometimes betray your trust and drive you crazy, but mostly there are people who are always there for you.
Sometimes, friendship is overwhelming, confusing, and feel like you don’t worry because there are real stories and poems from real teens, quizzes, side stories, a ton of information on what movies to see, books to read, websites to checkout, and things to explore on journals. All these are designed to help you figure out what you and your friends are all about.