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

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

by Kay Allenbaugh
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743237031
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
05/27/2003
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,089,215
Product dimensions:
0.47(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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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