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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Series: Dream It! Do It!
  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing; 1st edition (January 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575420856
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575420851
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 6-12. Successful business entrepreneur Bachel has compiled her ideas into an approachable volume to assist teens in defining their real interests, formulating and systematically pursuing workable goals, and celebrating their achievements. She also includes 19 useful, reproducible forms (and a reminder never to write in books from the library). Her helpful advice is well supported by quotations from teens who have tried some of the techniques, and simple, appealing graphics keep things light. Perhaps most effective are the chapter-closing "Think It & Ink It" questions intended to help teens act on Bachel's clear, often heartfelt suggestions. Back matter includes goal-setting resources and some helpful organizations and Web sites. Roger Leslie
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“The next time you hear a teen complain, ‘There’s nothing to do!’ give him or her a copy of this book.”—Psychology Today


“An excellent book for any teen seeking to set or meet a goal.”—Youthworker


“An approachable volume to assist teens in defining their real interests, formulating and systematically pursuing workable goals, and celebrating their achievements.”—Booklist


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This is an EXCELLENT book to help teens set and reach their own goals.
Amazon Customer
And this book is going to be my Confirmation/graduation/Bar Mitzvah/birthday gift to teens from now on!
Anne R. Nicolai
I have recommended (and will continue to recommend) the book to friends and students alike!
Jennifer G

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Anne R. Nicolai on April 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
I am always looking for ways to help my 15-year-old son to reach his full potential (without nagging him!). So when I saw this book, I ordered it for him. It just came--he's not home--so I decided to page through it, and before I knew it, I had read the whole thing. It's tremendous! Easy to read but not simplistic; positive and inspiring; and equally applicable to boys and girls. Where was this book when I was a kid??? One of the best features of this book is quotes from teens about how they have achieved some very interesting goals. The book also has worksheets to help kids clarify their values, goals and action steps. Those seem like a great conversation-starter for parents and kids--I can't wait to learn more about my son, and for him to learn more about me, as we discuss our goals and dreams! Okay, I must admit, I'm going to fill out a few of those worksheets myself. I'm also ordering two more copies to donate to my son's high school library. And this book is going to be my Confirmation/graduation/Bar Mitzvah/birthday gift to teens from now on!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer G on June 13, 2001
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As a middle school English teacher, I deal with young people and their struggles to understand themselves and focus their lives daily. What Do you Really Want? is the perfect resource to help teens do just that! Presented in an easy-to-read and manageable format with a positive, upbeat tone, the book makes the lofty and overwhelming task of "getting what you want" a simple, systematic process that ultimately leads to personal satisfaction, self-esteem, and, of course, happiness. I plan to use the book and its many wonderful activities, quotations, empirical examples, inspirational quotes, and self-reflection techniques in my classroom on a regular basis. I wish that a resource such as this would have been given to me when I was a teen making crucial life decisions. The down-to-earth tone and empowering message presented in the book is a resource for life, as relevant to adults as it is to kids. Professionally and personally, I wish I would have discovered it sooner! I have recommended (and will continue to recommend) the book to friends and students alike!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jim Punch on April 24, 2002
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As a father of three teenage girls, I'm always looking for ways to help them reach their full potential. What Do You Really Want has really given focus to my daughters' everyday lives. Like so many teens, my girls have great hopes and dreams but aren't sure how to make sense of them. The book's fun worksheets and journal exercises helps teens decide what's truly important to them and takes them step by step through the goal-setting process to help them achieve those goals. What's more, it's a book they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and continually turn back to for guidance. I recommend this book to any parent or teacher looking to bring direction to teens they care about - or even themselves. I was surprised at how much I've incorporated what I learned about goal setting in my own life!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 7, 2001
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Actually, since I've already read it from cover to cover, I want this book to be in the hands of every teen. Never preachy, never condescending, Ms. Bachel has done an incredible job of making this subject readable and approachable--and fun! The combination of worksheets, text, and inspiring quotes from real teens makes me itch to set goals and accomplish them. I'm so pumped--I really feel like I can do anything I want. PS I gave this to a couple of my friends for graduation--they thought it was a cool idea!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karen Carlson on April 2, 2001
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This book is a must for anyone who has the desire to improve themselves. This book will help you to figure out your goals and dreams, and than help you achieve them. This book will motivate and inspire you to become the best that you can be. It is very well written and has some wonderful exercises designed to help you develop your own road map of where you want to go and how to get there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Rogers on August 29, 2009
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I found this book to be very well written and able to reach its teen audience. My 13-year-old son found it easy to ready and interesting enough to read in one sitting. He read it again later. I also enjoyed it for its concrete approach with a light-hearted tone. This book should be part of every secondary school curriculum - I wish I had learned this when I was a teen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Lawler on February 1, 2004
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Bev Bachel's friendly book helps teens -- even adults -- understand what it takes to get what you want from life. She shows how to decide what you want, determine what steps you can take to achieve it, and cheerleads you along the way. A must for any teen -- or anyone -- who wants to be more successful but has doubts about their ability to achieve.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer G on June 13, 2001
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As a middle school English teacher, I deal with young people and their struggles to understand themselves and focus their lives daily. What Do you Really Want? is the perfect resource to help teens do just that! Presented in an easy-to-read and manageable format with a positive, upbeat tone, the book makes the lofty and overwhelming task of "getting what you want" a simple, sytematic process that untimately leads to personal satisfaction, self-esteem, and, of course, happiness. I plan on using the book and its many wonderful activities, quotations, empirical examples, inspirational quotes, and self-reflection techniques in my classroom on a regular basis. This book is an outstanding resource for any teen, but as I read the book, I couldn't help but think that Ms. Bachel may have marketed the book incorrectly. It's down-to-earth tone and empowering message is as relevant to adults as it is to kids! I wish that I would have discovered it sooner to help me in my daily life. I have recommended (and will continue to recommend) the book to friends and students alike!
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