Synopses & Reviews
The second book in the breakthrough series gives teens the real scoop on the ups and downs of friendship in a stylish package complete with sidebars, quizzes, cool graphics and, of course, great stories from teens for teens.
The Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books have sold more than 15 million copies, and they continue to be the strongest selling Chicken Soup backlist. This new series keeps the best of the old (the stories teens love) with the best of the new— “ teen talk” text breaks, splashy graphics, sidebars, quizzes and other cool features.
The second book in the series, after The Real Deal School, explores all facets of the classic obsessions of every child from ages 9-19: friends— making them, keeping them, fighting them, losing them, helping them and competing with them. And there are no lectures here: this is the straight talk from teens for teens that this audience loves.
. Failing a class, getting dumped and figuring out where you fit in, are all difficult high school challenges. Finding the answer is not always easy. And let's face it, your parents may give you advice, but rarely do they really know where you’re coming from. So, if you’re looking for the real deal on issues like anorexia, dating, or helping a friend in trouble, you've come to the right place.
So What's the Deal?
The good news about tackling challenges is that you end up stronger and smarter once you reach the other side. These stories
are from teenagers just like you who have gone through many of the same problems and survived. Whether it’s standing up to the mean girl in the cafeteria or staying true to yourself under peer pressure, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal Challenges tells you the absolute truth about what it means to be a teen.
The Real Deal series expands the Chicken Soup brand by adding exciting new features to the winning formula of for-teens-by-teens stories, including sidebars, quizzes, and cool graphics. HCI Books
This collection of stories written by teens for teens is full of insight and encouragement. With startling honesty and originality, teens tell it like it is about who they are, what they stand for, and what they believe truly matters in their lives.
About the Author
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are the bestselling co-creators of Chicken Soup for the Soul.Deborah Reber, a former children's television executive, is a young adult author who specializes in collaborative work. As the Ancillary Business Manager for Nickelodeon's hit preschool show, Blue's Clues, Deborah wrote more than a dozen Blue's Clues books, including two NY Times bestsellers, and co-authored a line of educational workbooks. Her most recent writing includes It's My Life's Guide to Friendship (Fall 2004), the tween fiction novel EverGirl (working title) and the first two books in the Chicken Soup Real Deal series. Deborah is also the Editor and Publisher of Bold Ink: Collected Voices of Women and Girls, an anthology by WriteGirl, a nonprofit creative writing organization that matches women writers with teen girls for one-on-one mentoring. She resides in Seattle, WA.