Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal Friends: Best, Worst, Old, New, Lost, False, True and More

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 9, 2012 - Self-Help - 320 pages
Friends. You gotta have 'em, but sometimes they drive you crazy. You love 'em, but sometimes they make you mad. They'll help you through a crisis...unless they are the crisis.

So What's the Deal?

Friends are more than just the people you hang out with. They make you laugh, they keep your secrets, they offer advice (some good, some bad), they give you a shoulder to cry on. Sometimes they move away, or betray your trust, or flake out, but mostly they are the people who are always there for you. And they know you'll be there when they need you most. Because that's what it means to be a friend.

Sometimes friendship is overwhelming, sometimes it's confusing, sometimes you feel like you don't have a friend in the world, but don't worry, it's like that for everyone. That's what the stories in this book are all about. They're from real teens, and they're about the bizarre, difficult and wonderful things that really happened to them and their friends. Put that together with weird facts, cool graphics, fun advice and quizzes designed to help you figure out what you and your friends are all about, and you've got the real deal on friendship!
 

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Review by: Vanessa Tough Topics: Best Friends, Worse friends, old friends, new friends, lost friends, false friends, and true friends. I’m sure you have heard of the Chicken soup books. These books ... Read full review

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The editors of this book offer moving stories from real teens to help other teens examine the friendships in their own lives. Teen readers will easily be able to relate to any of the numerous stories ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Friendship Challenges
Crossing the Fence Omenka Uchendu
Unusual Friendships
My Reflection Alicia Vasquez
When Friendships Change
Tough Stuff
Why Didnt You Try? Mandy Pike
A Fateful Friendship Dallas Nicole Woodburn
Epilogue

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About the author (2012)

Jack Canfield is cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the SoulŽ series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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