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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

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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 Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark 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

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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


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 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

  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

  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

  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 s

  5. says:

    This is a collection of mostly unremarkable short stories supposedly all featuring young people with Latino backgroundsNotes on certain storiesW

  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 pre teens and a defining moment in each of their lives There is Lisa Torres who suddenly realizes what her wor

  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 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

  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

  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 struggl

  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 muc

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