Friday, August 21, 2009

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraodinary Teens (Review & 2 giveaways)

Chicken Soup books are always great! I love the personal stories shared within the pages of each book. I got the book: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens to review. It was fun reading through the stories of the teens that have risen above and succeeded. Each story shares facts and life amazement's of teens, those who are well known like: Donald Trump, Jr., Brenda Song and Timmy Reyes to those who are less well-known, but their stories are just as inspiring! I was inspired to read about teens who have changed their lives and those around them. One story is about a girl, Chelsea Eubank, who started a Christian Clothing company (Faithful Fish) at age 17. She attends the only 4-year credited Learning Disability college in America, and she is on the Dean's list while managing her company! Her company's goal is to "create a lifestyle clothing company for the faithful that will be a profit center for charities." Not only is she a college going, clothing company manager, she is also a Seventeen magazine online money expert and featured in the book, The Richest Kids in America (Mark Victor Hansen). I think that she has already made an impact on those around her!

I like how the Extraordinary Teens book has each story starting with the success of each teen labeled with Quick Facts. There are also pictures of the teens that share their life stories. At the end of the stories that the teens share, they give some helpful advice or some helpful words of encouragement. Most of the stories are faith-sharing, and reveal a humbleness from the teens as they share their struggles, too. I have really enjoyed this book, and with a son who is nearing the teen years, I am excited to have him read their stories.

LUCKY YOU! You have the opportunity to enter to win Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens! I have 2 extra copies to giveaway. This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. Contest is open until September 4th, 2009. To enter, leave a comment about something you find extraodinary about a teen you know.
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Gretchen said...

My teenage son is pretty extraodinary. He starts high school today and even though he told me I couldn't walk him to the bus stop (one door away), he still blew me a kiss as I stood in the doorway crying. He always hugs me good bye and isn't ashamed to let his friends see him. He loves me.

I'm Losing It! said...

Hey, sign me up for this one! Sounds like a good book for Molly, it might inspire her to do more with her life than just live it from day to day. Thanks!

NatalieA said...

I know a teen that has been strong through many things like going back and forth to parents that don't live together. It's amazing how teens can be so strong! Thanks!

NatalieA said...

I have button!

NatalieA said...

I tweeted!