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Paperback Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing Book

ISBN: 0547577370

ISBN13: 9780547577371

Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing

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A poignant, humorous collection by acclaimed poet Gary Soto The fleeting emotions of teenagers, as changeable as the weather, ring true in these emotionally resonant poems. Told from the point of view of both boys and girls, narrators of various ethnicities fall in love for the first time, pine over crushes, and brood over broken hearts. Tender, lighthearted, and surprising, this collection will capture teens, tweens, and anyone who remembers what...

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Free Verse with Rhythm and Magic

Partly Cloudy is a collection of poems about young love. From sad love to happy love, poet and author Gary Soto captures these amorous feelings using two perspectives: boy and girl. Surprisingly, Soto manages to write these poems without making them sappy. They are funny and touching, not overly sentimental. Gary Soto's poems do not rhyme, but have a rhythm and magic of their own. Soto provides an interesting take on love. While a girl describes an ex-boyfriend as a fickle bee in one poem, a boy in another poem describes a pretty girl as a basketball center. A National Book Award finalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Gary Soto is an acclaimed writer for children and adults. His other works include his first children's book, Baseball in April (a collection of short stories), several picture books, novels, and other poems and short stories. Unlike most poetry books about love, Partly Cloudy is enjoyable for both boys and girls. Chuckles are guaranteed. --Reviewed by Veronica L. Hernandez
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