Falling Hard

Falling Hard Cover

Falling Hard

100 Love Poems by Teens

By Betsy Franco (Editor)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763648398, 144pp.

Publication Date: December 14, 2010

Description
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)
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 is the author of numerous books for children, including "Counting Our Way to the 100th Day!" and "Mathematickles!", both illustrated by Steven Salerno; and "Birdsongs", illustrated by Steve Jenkins. She and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. They have three sons -- two actors and a sculptor. Visit Betsy's website at www.betsyfranco.com.