This latest offering in the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soulseries explores a host of challenges faced by today's teens. Within itspages teens will find portraits of life's complexities expressed from theviewpoint of their peers. Teen contributors share their thoughts and feelings ondifficult issues, ranging from poor self-image to thoughts of suicide, fromfamily discord to coping with the loss, from peer pressure to school violence.
Teens ranked stress as one of their top concerns (along with child abuse andSTDs). Oftentimes, the pressure can feel overwhelming, whether they involveworrying about an upcoming test, competition sports, family responsibilities,dating, or more extreme issues such as depression, suicide and school violence.
The first three volumes of the Teenage Soul series and the companionjournal illustrate the ongoing popularity of this series (unit sales exceed 11million). Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff and the Spring2001 release Teenage Soul Letters will undoubtedly follow suit as thenext best-sellers in a phenomenally popular series.