Almost everyone hated middle school. It's a very tough time for adolescents. This book is specifically geared to younger teens -- the ones still worrying about puberty, cliques, discovering the opposite sex, and figuring out who they are. Meant students ages eleven to fourteen, stories cover regrets and lessons learned, love and 'like,' popularity, friendship, tough issues such as divorce, illness, and death, failure and rising above it, embarrassing moments, bullying, and finding something you're passionate about. The stories provide emotional support, humor, and inspiration for the young teens making their way through the tumultuous middle school years.