Teens face so many challenges today and they need to know and understand that they are not the only ones who go through troubles and strife and that life is a mix of joy and sadness, fun and work, pleasure and pain. It even addresses the very tragic and serious problem of teen suicide. Learning that each person will live through troubled times only to find good times on the other side of the sorrow, teens grasp a better perspective of their lives.
Because teens naturally live in the moment, the lessons from this book about not taking life for granted and not being able to mess things up and then go back and fix them in many situations are very valuable. The inspiration to keep going when things look bad and that there is never a reason to give up can change a teen's life for the better from simply reading this book. It covers just about every topic that teens have to deal with in their lives.
Each story is short and easy to read so even those teens that don't like reading for hours at a time will enjoy this collection of stories. Each story can be read in only minutes and the book can even be used like a daily devotional, reading one story each day.
If you need to buy a gift for a teen, this book would be a welcomed choice. If you love a teen, give them this book. If you want to learn more about your teen and how he or she thinks and views life, get it for yourself. This is a must read for anyone who is or loves a teenager. Don't miss out on Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield.