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

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    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 o

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    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 stolen

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    Short story collections are always fun to see their inter connectedness even if it is only coming from my desire to want th

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    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 he someone who comes to remind the boy of the good things in life even if t

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToocomFACTS OF LIFE is a collection of short stories presenting a variety of a

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    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

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    The Facts of Life by Gary Soto presents ten short stories featuring characters of Hispanic background I was not impressed

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    Facts of Life Stories is a compilation of short stories that contain similar themes Each story has a young Latin American student who struggles

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    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 believed was a friend of the family with some honest days work of moving furniture and appli

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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. 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 take a walk on his walk he met a man who needed help His name was Raul and he offered Mickey 30 dollars to help him move things from his house and being a teenager with no job he accepted the offer On the way there in Raul s car Mickey noticed a bunch of cell phones underneath the car seat and he saw an id with the name Carlos on it This made Mickey think Raul was a thief but he did not want to jump to conclusions just yet When they arrived Raul took Mickey to the backdoor and they moved the TV and the furniture to the front yard without any problem Just when Mickey was going to leave Raul to help him unload the things too by now Mickey was scared so he ran away and he happend to be near his aunt s But on his way there he had saw the police rushing towards Raul s direction so Mickey was relieved he had left at just the right time I can connect this book to myself because if someone asks for a favor I see how their personality is But this is not only myself many people look at the personality and the appearance of the person to see if they will trust them or not and the people who do not make that first good impression are going to have a hard time finding helpers I rate this book 2 stars because most of the other stories were very boring and common Most of them was just like Mickey Cortez not knowing who to trust and trying to get by in school Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible these stories are a masterful reminder of why adolescence is one of How We Lived Then the most frustrating and fascinating Top Tips for Fussy Eaters times of life. 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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 The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas three kids join other The Women on the Island teens and Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques tweens in Gary Soto's new short. Katie YoungShort StoriesThis book is a collection of How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal ten short stories which Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, the stories are heartbreaking while others are light hearted and optimistic All of The Witchs Coven the stories include a Hispanic young adult who Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross tells Great Famine their story and allows The Color of Night the reader a snapshot into What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings their life Some story lines include a boy helping a Pulse (Frank Quinn, thief steal a TV without knowing it a young girl finding out she is illegally in Obsession the US learning how The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico to deal with bullying finding beauty when surrounded by poverty learning lessons from elders experiencing a night with a Simply Napkins terrible babysitter and a young man who is forced by his parents The Unconscious Civilization to choose who The Complete Tightwad Gazette to live with when The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years they divorceThe language is straightforward and pleasantly descriptive Some stories include Spanish so الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية there is a glossary of Spanish Writing and Selling Magazine Articles terms and phrases in The Strange Bird the back It is suitable for any young adults but may be appreciated by

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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. 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 story D IN ENGLISH in that you have a character crashing about the neighborhoodgoing from situation to situationliving moment to momentyou see the Mickey cajoled into helping local kid only to find out he is aiding in a theftthis is juxtaposed against Mickey being given adult responsibilities by his father though it almost kills the man this is one of the thematic threadsmoving into a responsible role in life Mickey wants to make music but doesn t know how to play The story is a bit all over the placebut overhanging is the dread of being caughtbeing kept from moving forwardfor reasons not entirely your fault2 CAPTURING THE MOMENT Instead of being duped into crime here our protagonist Gaby is frustrated in her efforts to move forward by the educational systemspecifically a teacher who has put Gaby into a category in her brainGaby who wants to be an artist paints a idyllic scene that appeared on her property following a great stormthere was a lake formedand birds cameGaby drew itand took it to school for praiseonly to be told she was a liarthis is not unlike another girl later in the series THE IDEAL CITY who is ridiculed when she presents to her classmates her version of a perfect societyand her teacher largely lets the class run over her and then the teacher shakes her head when that character stays in the classroom and presents to an empty room The way in which the education system here isolates girls specifically is strong3 IDENTITY THEFT Here is another girlthe story is a bit of a toss offAna learns perspective when she is at once a threatened by a new girl who has her same first and last name b moves to Escondido and c becomes a new girl with the same first and last name of another girl Soto gets bonus for mentioning Chula Vista and Escondido areas close to my own house in Scripps Ranchand maybeif you take in the other female storiesyou see the blanding of women as a theme Identity This blanding also takes shape in CITIZEN OF THE WORLD4 YOU DECIDE A young boy must choose which parent he will live withhe ultimately decides to take his dog and find a better familyI have a feeling this won t end well The cleaving away from parents is a strong theme here seen in WHERE DID I GO WRONG THE BABYSITTER and D IN ENGLISHso is the beauty of nature the comfort we get from the natural world seen in CAPTURING THE MOMENT YOU DECIDE CITIZEN OF THE WORLD5 THE BABYSITTER While mom s away a terrible babysitter comes in and takes away innocence innocentlywe are talking cuts bumps bruises hair dye that won t come out etc nothing jarring This I m assuming is a counterpoint to YOU DECIDE The girl in the story is troubled at the end mainly because she is having trouble differentiating between the madness that the girl brings to the house and the way her own mother was prettied up for her night outloss of innocencedrinking coffee at the endthe blanding of women6 CITIZEN OF THE WORLD Despite worldly experiences our female protagonist is experiencing an existential crisisby being connected to so muchshe is disconnecting from any specific thing This runs a bit contrary to my own experiences in San Diego working with Latino youththere is a very very specific sense of placebut these kids that I know haven t traveled7 WISE UNCLE JOE back to a male protagonistUncle Joe is wise because he knows how to con people Loss of innocence central here as the protagonist learns to let go of his horror for lying to people in order to sell weeds wreaths Loss of innocenceloss of identity8 SEEING THE FUTURE This is a positive story for a change as a young girl in love with a user of a boyfriend sees a couple that could be them in 5 yearsand immediately dumps the chump to make a better life for herself Yay 9 IDEAL CITY The female protagonist is bullied like crazy and hides within herself creating an idyllic world without fear and competition No one cares Very sad Soto likes to put out bullies that go uncheckedand learning to live through bullies I don t really care for thatI think we have worked hard in schools to give kids a voice Soto needs to perhaps let go of his own experiences from the 60s and 70s and see that things might be a little different in today s society Yes bullying continuesbut it isn t a rite of passage10 D IN ENGLISH The male protagonist stumbles through a bunch of avoidance techniues literally laying low three times in the story and seeing himself replaced as a sononly to rise upand see people who are kindand trying to make a better worldOverallSoto might be trying to say we all have dreams people will use them to extort you people will see your dreams as weakness and target you your dreams will reuire a loss of self giving up who you thought you were your dreams will reuire you to take chances and stand up