The authors of the bestselling Taste Berries for Teens and the Taste Berries for Teens Journal offer even more support and encouragement from teens and for teens in this new volume. The book combines teen contributions and responses with the commentary and sensitive advice of coauthors Bettie B. Youngs and Jennifer Leigh Youngs, showing us that we each can make life better through our love and compassion. Chapters focus on themes including: self-worth; friendship; love and ...
The authors of the bestselling Taste Berries for Teens and the Taste Berries for Teens Journal offer even more support and encouragement from teens and for teens in this new volume.
The book combines teen contributions and responses with the commentary and sensitive advice of coauthors Bettie B. Youngs and Jennifer Leigh Youngs, showing us that we each can make life better through our love and compassion. Chapters focus on themes including: self-worth; friendship; love and relationships; parents and teens; how to create an attitude for life success; how to decide what to do in life; how to give, share and make a difference; and how to cope with stress-filled and embarrassing moments.
This book will help you connect with your innermost feelings, identify your fondest dreams and turn them into reality, and, most important, recognize that you're not alone in the myriad situations you encounter or in how you feel. More Taste Berries for Teens will be your treasured companion and trusted guide as you journey toward living the best and brightest life you can.
Drawing on the phenomenally popular Chicken Soup series, Bettie and Jennifer Youngs have created this series just for teens. In this title, we find inspirational stories about everything from scaring the prankster neighbor with snakes to a moving poem written by a 94-year-old man to his grandson who died of a drug overdose. The stories are told in short essay and poetry form with "A word from the authors" before each chapter. Many of the pieces were written and submitted by teens themselves, and the introduction gives an address where teens can send their own submissions. As the previous book and the Chicken Soup books have shown us, these short, real-life vignettes are amazingly appealing. Teens will be drawn to the honesty in the writing and will be able to relate to many of the situations, often with first-hand knowledge. Any library that deals with teens (particularly teen girls) must have at least one copy of this newest installment. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, HCI, 338p, 22cm, 00-040821, $12.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Lynn Evarts; Lib. Media Spec., Sauk Prairie H.S., Prairie du Sac, WI January 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 1)
Very similar to the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, this volume is the second in the Taste Berries for Teens series. What is different about this second book is that almost every story was submitted by and reviewed by teens. From embarrassing moments to friends to love to tough stuff, short stories, poems, and letters range from hysterically funny to touchingly beautiful. The writing style might be a bit uneven in places, but that is to be expected by the nature of the work. The mother-daughter editing team has extensive credentials as speakers and writers who work with teens. Most of their introductory material, however, couched as a "dialogue" between mother and daughter, might strike the reader as a bit trite, staged, and mostly annoying. This reviewer's advice is to skip the introductions and read the submissions by the teens themselves. Credit must be given to the editors for including suggestions of people and places that teens can turn to for help if they need it, although the inclusion of Web sites might have been useful. This book is perfect for browsing and sampling, as teens can pick and choose the entries that most interest them. For aspiring teen writers, an address is given to submit pieces for future volumes. Give this book to any teen who cannot get enough Chicken Soup. Give this book to adults who work with teens, because young adults often express through their writing things they cannot say. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2000, Health Communications Inc., 338p, Trade pb.Ages 12 to 18. Reviewer: Susan Smith VOYA, February 2001 (Vol. 23, No.6)