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Falling Hard

By Betsy Franco

From an acclaimed anthologist comes this unforgettable collection of one hundred poems by teenagers, capturing the vertigo-inducing realm of romantic love.

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.

  • Praised by the New York Times Book Review, this collection also received a starred review in the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
  • Named a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age and an American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

About the author

Betsy Franco has published more than eighty books, including three previous anthologies. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

ISBN: 9780763648398
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Trade Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 160pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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