Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers (Paperback)
100 Love Poems by Teenagers
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763648398, 144pp.
Publication Date: December 14, 2010
From an acclaimed anthologist comes this unforgettable collection of one hundred poems by teenagers, capturing the vertigo-inducing realm of romantic love. (Ages 14 and up) 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.