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VOYAThis self-help guide is certainly needed by today's teens. It begins by going through physical and emotional reasons for stress and responses to stress of all kinds. Then adolescent physiology is covered, as is why sleep and food are so important at this stage. Techniques to respond to stress in a healthy way are explored, for dealing with simple to complicated situations. A great resource section contains links and books for teens to get help. Examples of stressful situations based on the authors' research with teens include interesting stories and quotes from teens themselves- the strength of the book. For example, one section addresses what to do when friendships end or change and how to respond from conversations to finding new friends. This book best handles daily stressful situations for teens, and spends less time on serious issues such as family situations and abuse, which are touched on, from possible warning signs of abusive boyfriends to eating disorders, but are covered in depth in other resources, including the associations listed in the back. The book is meant to be an engaging read for teens with an average amount of stress, and it succeeds. There are plenty of easy tips for those situations. Because it addresses sexual pressure in relationships, it may be placed in collections for older teens. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Free Spirit, 176p.; Index. Biblio. Further Reading., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.