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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times for Teens

101 Stories about the Hardest Parts of Being a Teenager

Older teenagers will find comfort and inspiration in these 101 stories about the hardest parts of being a teenager.

These stories for older teenagers cover mature topics and may not be suitable for younger teens. Being a teenager is difficult even under the best conditions, but these stories cover the toughest times, with tales of mental illness, abuse, eating disorders, self-destructive behavior, family and friend issues, love gone wrong, illness, and untimely deaths. When bad things happen, the challenges can feel overwhelming, but tough times can turn into great times.

Teens will find comfort and inspiration in these stories, written by other teens just like them, who overcame their challenges and found happiness and meaning in their lives. Great advice and inspiration from people who really care.

Photograph by Derek Smith

Jack Canfield is the co-creator of the Chicken soup for the Soul® series, which includes 40 New York Times bestsellers. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation, peak performance and human potential and is the Chief Executive Officer of The Canfield Training Group, President of Self-Esteem Seminars and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. Jack has conducted intensive personal and professional development seminars for more than 1,000,000 people worldwide. An internationally renowned corporate trainer, keynote speaker, and popular radio and TV talk show guest, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Photograph by Susan Morrow

Amy Newmark is author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul (February 7, 2012)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781935096801