Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Soto, Gary. Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing.

Soto, Gary. Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing.
Houghton Mifflin/Clarion/Graphia/Kingfisher 2009 100p 16.00 9780152063016 jr/sr

A hundred pages of love and longing. Partly Cloudy is a book for all teens; boys and girls. The girls have the part of “A girl’s tears, her song” and the boys have the part of “ A boy’s body, his words”. Poems of the heart for boys and girls. A hundred pages of love and longing. Partly Cloudy is a book for all teens; boys and girls. The girls have the part of : A girl’s tears, her song and the boys have the part of: A boy’s body, his words.
The poems are refreshing and simple conveying the messages in a heartfelt manner. The book Partly Cloudy is a book that is best describe in this manner
“Love is like weather:
sometimes stormy,
sometimes sunny,
sometimes partly cloudy.

And so the poems are such that they will capture the teens heart and say in words what they feel. Gary Soto has been able to write simple versus that say so much and talk about everything from a bruised heart, a yearning heart, and a first love. Poems of the heart for boys and girls. I suspect the book will not be on shelf very often. Magna Diaz

2 comments:

CVetre said...

Sounds like a great companion to "Red Hot Salsa," a fantastic book of poems by Latino teens (or people who were teens). It's very popular in my classroom and I expect "Partly Cloudy" will be as well!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book of poems for teens to have teens read and discuss. It seems it would be much more appealing than the "poetry" lessons in school many years ago.