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Story collection in which the hard knock facts of growing up are captured with humor and poignance Filled with annoying siblings difficult p Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToocomFACTS OF LIFE is a collection of short stories presenting a variety of adolescent views on growing up Moving from childhood to adulthood is a completely uniue experience special to each individual Gary Soto takes readers into the minds of ten teens and pre teens and a defining moment in each of their lives There is Lisa Torres who suddenly realizes what her world of poverty really looks like to others She learns that her personal fascination and appreciation of nature and the works of John Audubon may not be shared by those around her Ana Hernandez finds her world turned upside down when another Ana Hernandez appears at her school The new Ana is admired and worshipped while the old Ana is lost in the crowd She learns about the importance of popularity the hard way by losing it In other stories from the collection readers will meet Hector who must suddenly decide which of his divorcing parents homes he will call his own Rachael experiences the wild side when a new babysitter shows even less maturity and responsibility than Rachael s little seven year old brother In Citizen of the World Laurita is exposed to the controversy of the illegal immigrant situation and in D in English Ryan realizes it is time to take the world around him seriously and become a young man instead of a little child Together these stories merge to form a touching and honest look at what it means to take the giant step toward being an adult The confusion the disappointment and the challenge of taking this step are evident as Gary Soto masterfully creates his characters and their true to life experiences Winds of Enchantment siblings difficult p Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToocomFACTS OF LIFE is a collection of The Odds Against short Tokyo Kill stories presenting a variety of adolescent views on growing up Moving from childhood to adulthood is a completely uniue experience Unbroken The Reaper Diaries special to each individual Gary Soto takes readers into the minds of ten teens and pre teens and a defining moment in each of their lives There is Lisa Torres who Bhishma an Enigma suddenly realizes what her world of poverty really looks like to others She learns that her personal fascination and appreciation of nature and the works of John Audubon may not be The Art of Loving shared by those around her Ana Hernandez finds her world turned upside down when another Ana Hernandez appears at her Jack Kerouac school The new Ana is admired and worshipped while the old Ana is lost in the crowd She learns about the importance of popularity the hard way by losing it In other School Finance: A Policy Perspective stories from the collection readers will meet Hector who must Reputation suddenly decide which of his divorcing parents homes he will call his own Rachael experiences the wild Alfablot side when a new babysitter Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) shows even less maturity and responsibility than Rachael Heads of the Colored People s little A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults seven year old brother In Citizen of the World Laurita is exposed to the controversy of the illegal immigrant The Syrian Rebellion situation and in D in English Ryan realizes it is time to take the world around him The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road seriously and become a young man instead of a little child Together these Lovers Destined stories merge to form a touching and honest look at what it means to take the giant Prima che tu dica «Pronto» step toward being an adult The confusion the disappointment and the challenge of taking this Sweeter Than Wine step are evident as Gary Soto masterfully creates his characters and their true to life experiences

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What do Gaby Lopez Michael Robles and Cynthia Rodriguez have in common These three kids join other teens and tweens in Gary Soto's new short Katie YoungShort StoriesThis book is a collection of ten short stories which tell different life stories of Hispanic young adults Some of the stories are heartbreaking while others are light hearted and optimistic All of the stories include a Hispanic young adult who tells their story and allows the reader a snapshot into their life Some story lines include a boy helping a thief steal a TV without knowing it a young girl finding out she is illegally in the US learning how to deal with bullying finding beauty when surrounded by poverty learning lessons from elders experiencing a night with a terrible babysitter and a young man who is forced by his parents to choose who to live with when they divorceThe language is straightforward and pleasantly descriptive Some stories include Spanish so there is a glossary of Spanish terms and phrases in the back It is suitable for any young adults but may be appreciated by the younger young adult readers Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed short Katie YoungShort StoriesThis book is a collection of ten Down and Out in Paris and London short The French Cafe stories which tell different life Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry stories of Hispanic young adults Some of the PHP Pocket Reference stories are heartbreaking while others are light hearted and optimistic All of the Signaler un problème stories include a Hispanic young adult who tells their The Face on the Milk Carton story and allows the reader a Winds of Enchantment snapshot into their life Some The Odds Against story lines include a boy helping a thief Tokyo Kill steal a TV without knowing it a young girl finding out Unbroken The Reaper Diaries she is illegally in the US learning how to deal with bullying finding beauty when Bhishma an Enigma surrounded by poverty learning lessons from elders experiencing a night with a terrible babysitter and a young man who is forced by his parents to choose who to live with when they divorceThe language is The Art of Loving straightforward and pleasantly descriptive Some Jack Kerouac stories include Spanish School Finance: A Policy Perspective so there is a glossary of Spanish terms and phrases in the back It is Reputation suitable for any young adults but may be appreciated by the younger young adult readers

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Arents and first loves these stories are a masterful reminder of why adolescence is one of the most frustrating and fascinating times of life The Facts of Life by Gary Soto presents ten short stories featuring characters of Hispanic background I was not impressed by the first story Where Did I Go Wrong Basically Mickey while is helping a young man move things out of a house he realizes he is actually helping him steal Later when he gets home he imagines the man coming to his house and asking him to help steal his own plasma TV He decides he is glad his dad never bought the plasma TV that he had begged for Identity Theft sounded interesting but turns out it was about a new girl in school who just happens to the same name as Ana Hernandez The old Ana is jealous when everyone seems likes the new Ana better The old Ana receives news that her family s moving and she is excited she will have a new start in a new school Just her luck the new school also has an Ana Hernandez but she feels elated that she is now the new Ana My favorite is Citizen of the World Young Laurita deals with identity issues She discovers she was not born in the US and fears she will be taken away by immigration officials Even at her young age she is able to recognize the contradictory views on illegal immigration Although the stories in The Facts of Life lack any real plot they address important issues to reflect upon and give young adults a chance to consider what is right and wrong This book seems to be geared towards younger teens ages 12 14 I appreciate that translations can be found in the back of the book since several Spanish words and phrases are used throughout the book Alfablot stories are a masterful reminder of why adolescence is one of the most frustrating and fascinating times of life The Facts of Life by Gary Soto presents ten Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) short Heads of the Colored People stories featuring characters of Hispanic background I was not impressed by the first A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults story Where Did I Go Wrong Basically Mickey while is helping a young man move things out of a house he realizes he is actually helping him The Syrian Rebellion steal Later when he gets home he imagines the man coming to his house and asking him to help The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road steal his own plasma TV He decides he is glad his dad never bought the plasma TV that he had begged for Identity Theft Lovers Destined sounded interesting but turns out it was about a new girl in Prima che tu dica «Pronto» school who just happens to the Sweeter Than Wine same name as Ana Hernandez The old Ana is jealous when everyone Lady Ariana seems likes the new Ana better The old Ana receives news that her family Milk And Honey s moving and Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price she is excited The Substitute Bride she will have a new The English Wife start in a new What's Great About Puerto Rico? school Just her luck the new The Octopus Museum school also has an Ana Hernandez but Blood in the Dust she feels elated that Living to Tell the Tale A Guide to Writing Memoir she is now the new Ana My favorite is Citizen of the World Young Laurita deals with identity issues She discovers The volunteer she was not born in the US and fears Sweet and Sour Milk Variations on the Theme of An African Dictatorship she will be taken away by immigration officials Even at her young age The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling she is able to recognize the contradictory views on illegal immigration Although the Milk and Honey stories in The Facts of Life lack any real plot they address important issues to reflect upon and give young adults a chance to consider what is right and wrong This book Incarcerated Visions of California in the 21st Century seems to be geared towards younger teens ages 12 14 I appreciate that translations can be found in the back of the book Rezad por los difuntos since Shriman Yogi श्रीमान योगी several Spanish words and phrases are used throughout the book

  • Hardcover
  • 192
  • Facts of Life Stories
  • Gary Soto
  • English
  • 28 June 2019
  • 9780152061814

About the Author: Gary Soto

Gary Soto born April 12 1952 was raised in Fresno California He is the author of eleven poetry collections for adults most notably New and Selected Poems a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the National Book Award His poems have appeared in many literary magazines including Ploughshares Michigan uarterly Poetry International and Poetry whichhas honored him w



10 thoughts on “Facts of Life Stories

  1. says:

    Katie YoungShort StoriesThis book is a collection of ten short stories which tell different life stories of Hispanic young adults Some of the st

  2. says:

    This book is a collection of short stories Each story is narrated by a young Latina and offers a snapshot into their life Some of the stories tell of a major life event finding out they were born illegally while others deal with daily adolescent traumas feeling as if you don't fit into your family This book would fit in nicely to any middle or high school unit that deals with examining lives None of the stories are sugar coated or overly do

  3. says:

    I found these stories about teens to be a bit choppy and not very engaging The story I liked most was called Identity Theft about Ana Hernandez When a new girl named Ana Hernandez moves to her school she feels like her identity has been stol

  4. says:

    Short story collections are always fun to see their inter connectedness even if it is only coming from my desire to want that to be so Here we go with FACTS OF LIFE1 WHERE DID I GO WRONG This story is much like the last sto

  5. says:

    This is a collection of mostly unremarkable short stories supposedly all featuring young people with Latino backgroundsNotes on certain storiesWhere Did I Go Wrong the story does not uite go anywhere It has a slight sinister and odd tone but did not become developed One never is sure whether Raul really is a thief or a devil in disguise Or is

  6. says:

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToocomFACTS OF LIFE is a collection of short stories presenting a variety of adolescent views on growing up Moving from childhood to adulthood is a completely uniue experience special to each individual Gary Soto takes readers into the minds of ten teens and

  7. says:

    This book is a collection of stories of kids in their teenage lives they face many problems almost everyone had went through The story that stood out to me was the story about Mickey Cortez In this story he had just finished a baseball game with him making the losing strike he was really depressed from that so he went to

  8. says:

    The Facts of Life by Gary Soto presents ten short stories featuring characters of Hispanic background I was not impressed by the first story “Where Did I Go Wrong” Basically Mickey while is helping a young man move things out of a house he realizes he is actually helping him steal Later when he gets home he imagines

  9. says:

    Facts of Life Stories is a compilation of short stories that contain similar themes Each story has a young Latin American student who struggles to accept reality in their situations For example Laurita is a young teenager who learns that she is an illegal alien Before she thought she was American until she looked for her birth cert

  10. says:

    Personally I wasn't that's big a fan of this one in particular because the stories didn't seem to grab my attention as much as other short story books do in one if the stories a young boy agrees to help out someone who bel

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