From Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV




The Friend That You’ve Outgrown C. S. Dweck

My Friend, Forever Melissa Malloy

There Is No End in Friend Rebecca Woolf

Sketches Kristina Wong

Love Poem Cortney Martin

Unfaithful Chiara Tomaselli

Bacon and Eggs Beth Dieselberg

Andy Scott T. Barsotti

For Claire Rebecca Wicks

Jonathon Dan Levine

Going Away Bethany Trombley

SPF 1,000 Lauren Henderson

More Than Just Sisters Julie Hoover


Just Being There Patrick Seitz

I Hope You Dance Dallas Nicole Woodburn

The Greatest Audience Greg Faherty

Understanding Jenny Cynthia M. Hamond

Sometimes We Dream Olivia Heaney

My Amazing Brother Carrie O’Maley

Super Roy Jeff Heisler

Safe at Home Mary Berglund

Sight and Insight Eric J. Moore


Reality Check Arielle Jacobs

Only a Matter of Time Tal Vigderson

Drowning in Somebody I’m Not Mark Whistler

Eternity Deiah Haddock

Tom(my) Boy Zoe Graye

First Love, First Loss Melody Mallory

Once Upon a Time I Lost Myself Rebecca Woolf

My First Date Sarah Van Tine

Junior High Crush Rachel Louise Moore

Not Forgotten Sarah Strickler

Never Too Late Linnea Gits-Dunham


My Moment of Truth as told to C. S. Dweck

Perfection Brittany Steward

Dear John Cynthia M. Hamond

What One Boy Can Show a Girl Sarah Erdmann

When the World Stopped Turning Michael Punsalan

Let Me Live Jennifer Danley

Happiness Sarah Provencal

Watch Out for That Tree! Cady Carrington

Self-Esteem Jim Lauer


The Doctor’s Son Harold Eppley with Rochelle Melander

My Favorite Professor Brian Eule

Uncle Jerry Mary Shannon

New Beginnings Sara Ronis

When It Counts Heather Woodruff

No Longer an Only Child Jessica Wilson

My Other Family Phyllis Anne Guilmette

She’s My Sister Christina Dotson

Everything Is Possible Al Batt

Grandpa’s Gift Cazzey Louis Cereghino

A New Coat Peter Lim

Dreams Inspired by Dad Emily Peck

My Brother, Ben Donata Allison

Some Service Eli Shoshani

My Father’s Truth Rianna Ouellette


Don’t Stop the Dance Simone Would

When Daddy Died Irene Budzynski

Life Is a Gift Lindsay Ann Parker

My Mother: Her Depression, Her Strength Laura Pavlasek

Take Back the Night Lauren Nevins

The Unexpected Julie Lucas

A Struggle to Be Me Lizzy Mason

The Bully Cheryl Costello-Forshey

My Own Thing Neil Katcher

Staying Strong Deiah Haddock

A Step Toward Healing Yaa Yamoah

Unbreakable Bond Lauren Fritsky

False Hope Molly Karlin


My Worst Enemy Emily Starr

The Sound of My Father’s Voice Dinaw Mengestu

Watching My Brother Ride Don Keyes

So Afraid to Change Chris Sullivan

Tear-Stained Eyes Donya Brown

Bike Ride Esther Young

Silence Is Tiring Brittney Shepherd

Bat Mitzvah Blues Rachel Moore


Moonlight Drives Don Keyes

365 Days Kelly Garnett

Uniform Amy Nicholson

A Perfect Score Lalanthica V. Yogendran

Two Ways We Can Remember It Evan Wynns

Losing Sight of the Shore Marianne Melcher

Live Your Dream Katie Hays

Right Kick, Wrong Direction Joseph Losardo

Label This! Emily Adams

Star of My Own Movie Cecile Wood

Oh, the Things That We Feel Danielle Rosenblatt

Teenage Clichés Alanna Schubach

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Kimberly Kirberger?

Who Is Mitch Claspy?



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