Book Review - Fighting Invisible Tigers Essay

1282 Words Jan 2nd, 2014 6 Pages
Class - FYBA

Subject- Psychology

Semester- I

Topic- Book Review

Name of the Book - Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens

INDEX

1. Acknowledgement

2. Book Review

3. References

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I would like to thank my Psychology Professor, Ms. Rohina, for giving me the opportunity of doing a project which has inculcated a sense of Stress Management in me.

Also I would like to extend my gratitude to my English Literature Professor, Ms. Kavita, for teaching me the skill of writing a Book Review.

Book Review of Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens
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The "Self-Care for Tiger Bites" section offers readymade "first aid" for teens who need quick relief. This book is excellent because the author deals definitively with the classic "stressors" in the lives of most teenagers. Even though the book is nearly 20 years old, the examples are very realistic. There are a lot of questionnaires, quizzes, charts, graphs, pointers, illustrations, cartoons and real stories of real teenagers. There is coverage of the breathing techniques for greater oxygenation, as well as strategies to handle limited time and seemingly hostile peers and relevant others. As helpful as the book is, there is however a major drawback to it. When I first started reading the book, I couldn’t help but put the book down by the third chapter. By the fifth, the book caught a little pace. And by the seventh, I was quoting it! However, not many teenagers would take the efforts of reading through so much before giving up. The pace of the book is slow and thus not very desirable by many. The content of the book is excellent and very helpful but it is all pointless if the reader doesn’t bother to first the book in the first place. Despite the drawback, it is still a book I would recommend to every teenager. Any parent or teacher wanting to get a detailed insight of a teenager’s mind can use this book as a handbook as well. The analogy used by the author throughout the

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