Stuff for the Teen Age, Poetry Month
Check it out: YA Novels in Verse!
I can't say that I've always been the biggest poetry fan. But lately I've been getting into novels in verse, which have been popping up all over the YA Fiction scene for awhile now. Ellen Hopkins is the queen of this and if you've never read her work before, do yourself a favor and check out Crank as soon as possible. You will be hooked... freaked out... and hooked.
I made a book list of my top ten favorite books in verse. They range from angsty love stories to harrowing stories of teens in abusive situations. One of the newest books on this list is The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle. It is the true story of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a Cuban revoluntionary and feminist writer who spent her life fighting injustices in turn of the century Cuba. Take a look and check out a poetry book today!