This book is a self-help guide to understanding/ interpreting and dealing with stress as a teenager. Just as the front cover illustrates it is filled with "Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You."
The book begins by explaining what stress is and the causes and effects of it. Then the book moves on to explain certain stressful situations and the body's natural reactions to these situations. As this is explained there are many different forms of exercises to allow for further understanding of the subject matter, such as journals and yoga. At the end of each chapter there are journal prompts and questions/answers from the author.
After these points are understood, stress relief methods are explored. Some examples are exercise, a new/more nutritious diet, volunteering, and writing. I found that exercise and writing are great stress relievers but, what works is based upon personal circumstance and opinion. The book explains that stress can impact every area of our lives and it is important to be conscious of its influence and the cause for such stress.
Overall, I found this book to be both informative and helpful. The author relates to teenagers well and expresses many stress-relief techniques. This book would be helpful to anyone from middle school to college and is inspirational to all people. The information may be geared toward a young age group, but I believe the information within this book would be of use to all. It is books like this that we turn to in times of stress. Thank you, Deborah Reber, for writing this book!