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The Struggle to Be Strong: True Stories by Teens about Overcoming Tough Times

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2010

    This book will keep you wanting more!

    The struggle to be strong is about all kinds of teens who have had problems in their lives just like a lot of other people. This book shows you and reminds you that if you have problems in your life such as getting abused, ending an important relationship, or just having trouble to find a job that your not alone. These teens share there stories of the struggles thay had to go through growing up and how they stayed strong while going through them. When you read this book you won't want to put it down, you will want to keep reading to see what happens to each person and if they end up being ok. A lot of teens will be able to relate to the kids in these stories. Believe it or not everyone is going through some kind of struggle wether they show it or not. This book is exciting, depressing, and tradgic. It has a hurricane of all kind of different emotions in it. I finished this book in one day. This book has life lessons in it that can be learned. The struggle to be strong will have and affect on you. These teens will inspire you. I got this book to read because I had to for english class, but I am really happy I did because this book reminded me that you should always be kind to people no matter what because you may never know what kind of struggle they are going through in their lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2009

    the struggloe to be strong

    othis is a good book i recamend it to every single teenager the is looking foward to knowing about serious issues my favorute story is losing my friends to weed i can realate to this leter/entry and i can realte to this because that is apart of my life if you are a teenager looking for a book about serious issues THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2005

    a good learning experience

    ¿The Struggle to be Strong,¿ is a book of short stories written by teens about overcoming tough times. Some of the stories are about independence, relationships, taking initiative, creativity and morality. One of stories is called ¿College Can Be Hell.¿ It¿s about a girl who goes off to college and has to learn to be independent and not to blame others when thing go wrong, but to take responsibility for the things in her life and carry on no matter how hard it may be. Life is going to be hard for everyone at some point but we can¿t just give up and give in. Another story is, about a girl who is black in a relationship with a boy who is Puerto Rican. She has to deal with racial slurs and pressure from other there different racial backgrounds. She has to learn that she can¿t let other people influence the way she feels about her boyfriend. It shows us that the only thing that matter in a relationships is how we feel. A relationship is about connections with other people based on sharing, mutual respect and openness. The editors achieved their goal in helping people to stay strong. It is very helpful to hear others talking about the same struggles that any teen deals with on a daily basis. The authors give readers different ideas on handling hard situations. The book gets readers thinking about their own lives and the way we deal with things. This gets them thinking about the best way to handle hard situations. Even if someone is not struggling

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