Chocolate for a Teen's Dreams: Heartwarming Stories About Making Your Wishes Come True

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Chocolate for a Teen's Dreams takes a spirited look at the importance of following your heart. These true stories, by contemporary teens and women with insightful recollections, capture the hope and promise of adolescence and the plans every young woman treasures amid academic demands, social obligations, and family pressures. The Chocolate storytellers reveal how desire and determination can turn vision into reality — and offer sage advice on what to do when things don't turn ...

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Overview

Chocolate for a Teen's Dreams takes a spirited look at the importance of following your heart. These true stories, by contemporary teens and women with insightful recollections, capture the hope and promise of adolescence and the plans every young woman treasures amid academic demands, social obligations, and family pressures. The Chocolate storytellers reveal how desire and determination can turn vision into reality — and offer sage advice on what to do when things don't turn out exactly according to plan.
Chocolate for a Teen's Dreams presents a broad spectrum of wishes and frustrations — from waiting for that special guy to invite you to the prom to figuring out how to get into your first-choice college. Readers will discover their own ambitions and expectations, as well as their fears. They'll meet teens who overcame the odds to achieve their goals and women who learned from disappointment, laughed at their failures, and forged lives that are as rich and sweet as chocolate.

A collection of real-life stories written by teenage girls and women relating their dreams concerning such things as love, friendship, and recognition of their talents, and how they make dreams and wishes come true.

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
The most important aspect of this collection is that the stories are true. They resonate with courage, humor and positive energy. The author wants to encourage teens to dream, to fulfill those dreams, and most importantly not to be discouraged by failure. There are 50 stories here that reveal disappointments, honesty, and even a really gross situation in a college dorm. There are unhappy endings but truth in every one of them. The collection illuminates life so you can ruminate about its sweetness and richness (hence the "chocolate" in the title). KLIATT Codes: JS; Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2003, Simon & Schuster, Fireside, 203p.,
— Sherri Forgash Ginsberg
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-A poignant collection of stories by women who have seen that life does go on past high school and first loves, past heartbreak and hardship, and that life is truly what you make of it. The 50 stories will give readers knowledge and experience that will help guide them as they listen to their hearts and strive to make their way in the world. Teens will be pleased with the variety of stories: they are bittersweet, humorous, inspiring, or heartbreaking. Each story is just the right length and readers will enjoy bouncing from one selection to the next. YAs new to this series will find themselves looking for the previous titles.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743237031
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 5/27/2003
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,396,240
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kay Allenbaugh, creator of the Chocolate series, is a writer and speaker who is known as "The Caretaker of Stories for Women of the World." She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Contributors to the Chocolate series include bestselling authors, motivational speakers, newspaper columnists, radio hosts, spiritual leaders, psychotherapists, businesswomen, and teenagers from all over the world.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I In the Name of Love
Worth Fighting For 5
Of Horses and Dreams 8
Labels and Love 11
Crossroads 15
My Mother's Cat 19
Tips for Teen Dreams 22
The Piano Lesson 24
II A Rite of Passage
Coconut Surprise 31
The Difference of Ten Years 35
Once Upon a Time 37
Speaking Traumas 40
Going Dutch 44
Daring to Wear the Glass Slipper 47
The Adonis 50
One Fine Day 54
III Fits and Starts
Mimeo Madness 59
Lessons from the School Nurse 62
Camp Kanawauke 66
Family Circus 70
Pass It On 75
In Kneed of Gratitude 78
A Calculated Move 81
IV More Than Enough
Good Stock 87
In the Sea of Average 90
Through My Eyes Only 94
Molly's Portrait 98
Homecoming Hero 103
The Pretty People 106
Halftime Highlights 110
V Young Wisdom Rocks
The Element of Truth 115
Brains, Books, and Boys 117
Without Him 120
The Strength to Change 124
Cyber Chitchat 127
Freeway of Love 130
VI Why Me?
The Long Run 137
Baby-Sitting Nightmare 141
Forever Eyes 144
Lost and Found 148
The Other Prize 151
The Generation Gap Is Alive and Well 155
Less Is More 158
Backseat Blues 162
VII Angels Here and There
Mind Games 167
Take Me Home 169
The Best Teacher Ever 174
Digging My Way Out 177
Plum Trees and Bubble Gum 181
Questions of the Heart 184
Baseball's Bond 188
More Chocolate Stories? 191
Contributors 193
Acknowledgments 205
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    Good and wholesome reading!

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