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Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers (Paperback)

Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers By Betsy Franco (Editor) Cover Image
By Betsy Franco (Editor)
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From an acclaimed anthologist comes this unforgettable collection of one hundred poems by teenagers, capturing the vertigo-inducing realm of romantic love.

The poets are straight, gay, lesbian, bi, or transgender. They live next door or across an ocean; they are innocent or experienced; their lyric explorations range from new love to stale love, obsession to ennui, ecstasy to heartbreak, and every nuance in between. Whether the romantic escapades described are touching, comical, or tragic, whether the feelings expressed are tender and sweet or brutal and biting, readers will find the love these young poets openly share to be exquisitely, excruciatingly, endlessly fascinating. Here is a collection to turn to again and again, because life and love keep on changing.

About the Author

Betsy Franco has published more than eighty books, including three previous anthologies. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

Praise For…

The quality here is head and shoulders above most young writers’ collections, and in fact it’s well above many adult anthologies as well.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763648398
ISBN-10: 0763648396
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: December 14th, 2010
Pages: 160
Language: English