Chocolate for A Teen's Heart: Unforgettable Stories for Young Women About Love, Hope, and Happiness

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AS DELICIOUS AS CHOCOLATE
Life offers no experience sweeter — or more difficult — than learning to love. And in this exceptionally delicious volume in the bestselling series, Kay Allenbaugh brings us 55 rich, satisfying stories of teen relationships written by teens of every age and by women who remember what it was like. From the unexpected happiness of a first boyfriend to sorting and sifting with Mom and Dad, from the wonderful secrets shared by best friends to the wonderful ...

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Overview

AS DELICIOUS AS CHOCOLATE
Life offers no experience sweeter — or more difficult — than learning to love. And in this exceptionally delicious volume in the bestselling series, Kay Allenbaugh brings us 55 rich, satisfying stories of teen relationships written by teens of every age and by women who remember what it was like. From the unexpected happiness of a first boyfriend to sorting and sifting with Mom and Dad, from the wonderful secrets shared by best friends to the wonderful silliness of playing with a favorite pet, these true stories show what lies at the heart of being a teen. Poignant, funny, sometimes sad but always inspiring, this collection will bring you tears, laughter, and joy.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kay Allenbaugh, editor of the bestselling Chocolate series, presents Chocolate for a Teen's Heart: Unforgettable Stories for Young Women About Love, Hope, and Happiness, a companion volume to Chocolate for a Teen's Soul. Here she draws together the words of writers, psychologists, spiritual leaders and teenagers themselves in 55 original stories. (July) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
KLIATT
The Chocolate series, like the Chicken Soup series, has a wide appeal to teen readers. This edition delivers more "feel good" and "learn something" vignettes written by women of all ages. Many tell stories of lost love, lost friends, or young mistakes with grace and gentleness. While some of the stories are formulaic and predictable, the fact that they are true helps the reader overlook the pat endings. The message of overcoming challenges will likely ring true to many readers, and help them maintain hope in challenging times of their lives. Also, this book will likely hook reluctant readers, especially girls. The short pieces are easy to read, and will provide a sense of accomplishment. There are short biographies on each of the authors, which are also fun to read. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2001, Simon & Schuster, Fireside, 219p., $12.00. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Sarah Applegate; Libn., River Ridge H.S., Lacey, WA , September 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743213806
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 7/3/2001
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,420,482
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (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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Introduction

Love. It's what young women think about most. Like finding and keeping good friends, sorting and sifting with Mom and Dad, playing with a favorite pet, and entering the exciting but uncertain world of romance. In Chocolate for a Teen's Heart, women and girls from all walks of life share their own true stories of first love, heartbreak, happiness, and gratitude for all the different kinds of lasting love in their lives.

At no other time is it more important to have the reassurance that we are not alone than in our teen years. They are sometimes difficult, filled with bittersweet but often delicious longing and hope for a special romantic love and friends with whom we can share our deepest secrets. These true tales — whether they are about the agony of waiting for an invitation to the prom, the ecstasy of first love, the recollection of our most embarrassing moment, or the unexpected twists and turns of friendships — capture the emotional roller coaster we all face as teenagers. These storytellers will warm your heart as they reveal how they tested boundaries, pushed the limits as far as they could go, and ultimately learned to cherish those things they hold most dear.

Share these pages with friends and family, one at a time, or all at once. They will serve as a road map as you seek love and happiness in your own life. Funny and poignant, sweet and delicious, Chocolate for a Teen's Heart will have you laughing and crying as you read each storyteller's journey, and cheering as she ultimately comes out on top.

Copyright © 2001 by Kay Allenbaugh

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

I

OUR TEACHERS COME IN MANY FORMS

Muddy Kisses Brianna Mahin-Ayers

Quitting Time Bridget Lopez

Hoof-in-Mouth Disease Kimberly Birkland

The Summer of the Blue Bomber Kathleen M. Muldoon

Soul Revival Leigh Senter

Having Ourselves a Gentle Day Ellen Durr

Bully for Who? Sheila S. Hudson

Butterfly Charisma Nicole Dominique Burgan

II

GIVING MORE THAN YOU TAKE

Soccer Saturday Caroline Milleson

The Breakfast Club Jill Fancher

Kay's Tips for Teens Kay Allenbaugh

For the Love of Bunnies Cindy Potter

Missing the Dance Michele Wallace Campanelli

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Ruth Rocker

Sleeping Beauty Margie Boulé

Seasoned with Age Lorelei Pepe

III

IF THE SHOE FITS

My Mother the Hellion Alicia Wilde Harding

To Save a Life Michele Wallace Campanelli

Poetic Justice Talia Carner

Back-Seat Traveler Kathleen Sturgeon

Jolly Green Giant Margaret C. Price

Hot Chocolate and Revenge Lisa Robertson

The Big Secret Linda L.S. Knouse

Starving Michelle Dunn

The Best Kind of Freedom Carolyn Berg

IV

DOING MY OWN DANCE

The Dance of Love Kirsten Snyder

Windows of Opportunity Katie Snyder

Till There Was Blue Alicia Billington

Waiting for Dustin Hoffman Felice R. Prager

No One's Perfect Suzanne Bertrand

Spring Harvest Alexandra Lewis

The Proof Is in the Pudding Nettie R. Lucio

Brick by Brick Sarah Horst

My Front Man Kim Champion

V

PATHWAYS

Sammy Mary Zelinka

The New Girl in School Renie Szilak Burghardt

Choreographing a Life Paola Juvenal

Notes from Home Ursula Bacon

The Final Sprint Alaina Smith

Blending It Up Kelsey Fekkes

My High-Tech World Maureen A. Bothe

If Khaki's Groove Sheila Stephens

VI

WATCHING OVER ME

A Special Delivery Amy Lynne Johnson

That's What Friends Are For Dawn Kreiselman

Firsthand Learning Teresa Elizabeth Traxler

Wisdom at the Water's Edge Barbara Davey

Heart to Heart Melissa Sandy Vela

Minnesota Dreamer Melissa S. Hartman

VII

SORTING AND SIFTING WITH MOM AND DAD

Southern Influence Carolina Fernandez

A Mind of My Own Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Melting Ice Brianna Mahin-Ayers

A Rite of Passage Joelle Yanick Jean

Daddy's Little Girl Nancy B. Gibbs

A Whole New Perspective Dana Massie

Coed College Daze Lana Robertson Hayes

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Introduction

Introduction

Love. It's what young women think about most. Like finding and keeping good friends, sorting and sifting with Mom and Dad, playing with a favorite pet, and entering the exciting but uncertain world of romance. In Chocolate for a Teen's Heart, women and girls from all walks of life share their own true stories of first love, heartbreak, happiness, and gratitude for all the different kinds of lasting love in their lives.

At no other time is it more important to have the reassurance that we are not alone than in our teen years. They are sometimes difficult, filled with bittersweet but often delicious longing and hope for a special romantic love and friends with whom we can share our deepest secrets. These true tales — whether they are about the agony of waiting for an invitation to the prom, the ecstasy of first love, the recollection of our most embarrassing moment, or the unexpected twists and turns of friendships — capture the emotional roller coaster we all face as teenagers. These storytellers will warm your heart as they reveal how they tested boundaries, pushed the limits as far as they could go, and ultimately learned to cherish those things they hold most dear.

Share these pages with friends and family, one at a time, or all at once. They will serve as a road map as you seek love and happiness in your own life. Funny and poignant, sweet and delicious, Chocolate for a Teen's Heart will have you laughing and crying as you read each storyteller's journey, and cheering as she ultimately comes out on top.

Copyright © 2001 by Kay Allenbaugh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2003

    Till there was Billington...

    Alicia Billington's short-story, entitled "Till There Was Blue," was very inspiring for my daughter and I. It helped us to open up to each other, which is the most rewarding thing for a mother like me. Thank you Alicia, you saved my family and for that, I love you. Call me.

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    Posted November 19, 2002

    REAL!

    this book made you think that i t was your own problem that came true. It help me find myself sence i've been reading it. this book has alot of good thing in it.

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    Posted February 10, 2014

    4.159

    My best friend read this book last year and said it was fabulous. She said read it at the perfect time because it was all about relationships and while she read it she got dumped.

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    Chocolate

    I LIVE CHCOLATE

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