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More Than Friends

Poems from Him and Her

Sara E. Holbrook, Allan Wolf


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Teenage love explored from his and her points of view. From the first furtive looks across the classroom to the blossom of new romance and the final flameout, teenage love is loaded with awkwardness, uncertainty, dreams, conflict, and pure bliss. Poets Sara Holbrook and Allan Wolf combine their considerable talents to explore these feelings and struggles by creating the voices of a girl and boy in the throes of affection. As they experience the giddiness of love, the poems' two characters also face obstacles (parents) and distractions (friends) while learning to respect each other's interests and needs. Can this relationship survive? In sonnets, tankas, villanelles, and other poetic forms, Holbrook and Wolf examine the efforts of two teenagers who dare to be more than friends.

Praise For More Than Friends: Poems from Him and Her

"For teachers looking for ways to get high-school students to read and relate to poetry and learn its forms this is a top choice." —Kirkus Reviews

"Teachers and readers alike will savor this innovative approach to an ever-popular topic." —School Library Journal

"Teachers modeling this writing strategy will engage adolescent writers in the creative craft of poetry." —Library Media Connection

Wordsong, 9781590785874, 64pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

About the Author

Sara Holbrook performs her poems around the world and in schools in the United States. She offers workshops for teachers and students that explain how to incorporate poetry and poetry writing across the curriculum. She is also the author of several textbooks on writing and using poetry in the classroom. She lives in Mentor, Ohio.

Allan Wolf lives in Asheville, North Carolina. His novel in verse, New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery, was chosen as a School Library Journal Best Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. His new novel in verse, Zane's Trace, was named a Book Sense Children's top Ten Pick.