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Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13
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10+
Release Date
October 12, 2000
ISBN
1558748008
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From remembering their own life experience or to watching their own children grow, most people recognize that the preteen years, ages nine to thirteen, can be one of the most awkward times in life-a period of tremendous physical and emotional change. At this age, youngsters are eager to leave the "kid" stage, yet are uncertain about what adolescence will bring; they'd rather listen to peers over parents, and hear all too often to "wait until you're older." "Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul" will guide kids through this transition.

Written by and for preteens, this uplifting collection of stories touches on the emotions and situations they experience every day: making and losing friends, fitting in while keeping their personal identity, discovering the opposite sex, dealing with pressures at school including violence, and coping with family issues such as divorce.

Chapters include: On Love, On Family, On Friendship, On Choices, On Changes, On Overcoming Obstacles, Eclectic Wisdom, Tough Stuff, Attitude and Perspective and Achieving Dreams. Contributors indclude: *NSYNC, Mia Hamm, Beverley Mitchell and Karl Malone.

Whether first-time "Chicken Soup" readers or "graduates" of the bestselling "Kid's Soul" book, preteens are sure to include this in their backpacks and book bags.

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Reader reviewed by looneytunez8

This book is inspiring. It helps out with so many
problems that you, or somebody else, may have. It offers good advice, as well. Some celebrities wrote stories in this book. Topics include of deaths in the family, first dates, and other topics. I wouldn't recomend this book for children under 10 since som topics are a little inappropiate for children under 10.
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Reader reviewed by Katie

This book provided o.k. advice. I thought some of it was to juvinile, and some was to mature.

It would be a good book to browse through at the libary or bookstore, but I wouldn't buy it.

I wouldn't advise any kids under 10 to read it. Some content has kissing, touching, etc.
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happy and sad at the same time!
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Reader reviewed by wwegurl

I loved reading this book, the death and dying section made me cry! I helps you through problems and sometimes tells you what to expect in the near future...your teenage years! I would definately recommend this to someone trying to prepate for teen years.
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Reader reviewed by Lynsia

The stories in this book hit home one too many times. It really makes a kid realize they're not the only one. I really liked the uplifting stories of real people. They made me smile and cry at the same time. Chicken Soup for The Soul books, in my opion are some of the best books out there. I think this one was my all time favorite. The poems and quotes in it were funny. I recommend it and it's a quick read. You can blow right through it.
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Great Book For Preteens!!!
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Reader reviewed by x_fashion4eva

This book is the perfect book 4 preteens. I give it a standing ovation. I highly gurantee that any preteen will love it especially girls! U can just relate 2 everything and I think that's why it's so good 2 me!
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great for all preteens
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Reader reviewed by chick box

preteens all over the u.s is reading this book. why? because they can all relate. this book is stories about preteens and experiences that others are going through so it helps preteens out of that awkward stage.
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perfect for preteens!
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Reader reviewed by safia

Ahh..a perfect book for preteens going through middle school or junior high. It is a collection of true stories written by preteens on issues like bullying, cliques, and crushes. In addition it also deals with difficult choices, parent divorces, and deaths. Has perfect lessons on the meaning of friendship and growing up.

Walking to classes in 7th grade, I was always armed with this book. Inspiring and humorous, it helps you through the period when you're no longer a kid but also not yet a teenager. It encourages you to acheive your dreams and shares helpful advice from other preteens who've been there before.

This is something every preteen should NOT be without with.



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Reader reviewed by Charley

I thought this book had some really bad, sad, happy, wanna make ya cry memories in it. But I'm glad that people can share these kinds of things with us and let us know that it really hurts inside. I think the reason I did'nt injoy this book as much is because I did'nt have the same problem as these people did. I would recommend this book for anyone who is having a bad time coping with parents divorce, death of a loved one, or serious truble in their life.
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inspiring book
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Reader reviewed by hannah

this collection of short stories are humorous sad griving and dealing. its a very inspartional book if you like it read chicken soup for the preeteensoul 2.
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Reader reviewed by chatterbox891

This book lives up to its title, Preteen Soul. It isn't really for older teens, but they might enjoy it. It has a number of stories from tweens, teens and adults that will help you along in a number of situations!
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