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. Now, with the help of Scholastic book clubs, we've developed a new series that keeps the best of the old (the stories teens love) with the best of the new.
The Real Deal books will feature approximately 50 Chicken Soup stories, combined with text and sidebar material that talks about issues relevant to teen lives. This isn't a lessons book or straight-talk from adults, but teen-friendly conversation about important topics like gossip, bad haircuts, getting cut from the team, and the pain of breaking up (even if you've only been together two weeks).
The first book in the new series tackles all the tough questions and fun times associated with that cornerstone of teen life: school. From taking tests to dealing with cliques, from teachers to crushes and all the other relationships teens have to deal with on a daily basis, teens will see themselves (and their friends and enemies) in this honest and fun book.
And keep your shelf open for the next book in the series, The Real Deal: Friends, publishing for Christmas 2005.
Key Features With 15 million copies sold, there is nothing like the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul brand. This new branded series updates the topics and design without losing the core appeal for the market. This is not a dry or didactic book. The focus is on the relationships and tensions that school creates in the lives of tweens and teens, not in the classroom. The material between stories, written by a professional tween/teen writer, will reinforce the teen-to-teen nature of the stories, without the adultperspective that ruins so many YA nonfiction titles.