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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 The French Cafe siblings difficult p. Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToocomFACTS OF LIFE is a collection of Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry short PHP Pocket Reference stories presenting a variety of adolescent views on growing up Moving from childhood to adulthood is a completely uniue experience Signaler un problème 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 The Face on the Milk Carton 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 Winds of Enchantment shared by those around her Ana Hernandez finds her world turned upside down when another Ana Hernandez appears at her The Odds Against 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 Tokyo Kill stories from the collection readers will meet Hector who must Unbroken The Reaper Diaries suddenly decide which of his divorcing parents homes he will call his own Rachael experiences the wild Bhishma an Enigma side when a new babysitter The Art of Loving shows even less maturity and responsibility than Rachael Jack Kerouac s little School Finance: A Policy Perspective seven year old brother In Citizen of the World Laurita is exposed to the controversy of the illegal immigrant Reputation situation and in D in English Ryan realizes it is time to take the world around him Alfablot seriously and become a young man instead of a little child Together these Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) stories merge to form a touching and honest look at what it means to take the giant Heads of the Colored People step toward being an adult The confusion the disappointment and the challenge of taking this A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults 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 Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry short. Katie YoungShort StoriesThis book is a collection of ten PHP Pocket Reference short Signaler un problème stories which tell different life The Face on the Milk Carton stories of Hispanic young adults Some of the Winds of Enchantment stories are heartbreaking while others are light hearted and optimistic All of the The Odds Against stories include a Hispanic young adult who tells their Tokyo Kill story and allows the reader a Unbroken The Reaper Diaries snapshot into their life Some Bhishma an Enigma story lines include a boy helping a thief The Art of Loving steal a TV without knowing it a young girl finding out Jack Kerouac she is illegally in the US learning how to deal with bullying finding beauty when School Finance: A Policy Perspective 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 Reputation straightforward and pleasantly descriptive Some Alfablot stories include Spanish Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) so there is a glossary of Spanish terms and phrases in the back It is Heads of the Colored People 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 Heads of the Colored People 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 A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults short The Syrian Rebellion stories featuring characters of Hispanic background I was not impressed by the first The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road 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 Lovers Destined steal Later when he gets home he imagines the man coming to his house and asking him to help Prima che tu dica «Pronto» steal his own plasma TV He decides he is glad his dad never bought the plasma TV that he had begged for Identity Theft Sweeter Than Wine sounded interesting but turns out it was about a new girl in Lady Ariana school who just happens to the Milk And Honey same name as Ana Hernandez The old Ana is jealous when everyone Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price seems likes the new Ana better The old Ana receives news that her family The Substitute Bride s moving and The English Wife she is excited What's Great About Puerto Rico? she will have a new The Octopus Museum start in a new Blood in the Dust school Just her luck the new Living to Tell the Tale A Guide to Writing Memoir school also has an Ana Hernandez but The volunteer she feels elated that Sweet and Sour Milk Variations on the Theme of An African Dictatorship she is now the new Ana My favorite is Citizen of the World Young Laurita deals with identity issues She discovers The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling she was not born in the US and fears Milk and Honey she will be taken away by immigration officials Even at her young age Incarcerated Visions of California in the 21st Century she is able to recognize the contradictory views on illegal immigration Although the Rezad por los difuntos 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 Shriman Yogi श्रीमान योगी seems to be geared towards younger teens ages 12 14 I appreciate that translations can be found in the back of the book Kitchen Table Tarot Pull Up a Chair Shuffle the Cards and Let's Talk Tarot since Sir Alex Ritter ohne Furcht und Ahnung 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 st

  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 i

  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 imagine

  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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