The 50 love poems in this book truly capture the intensity with which teenagers often love – an all consuming emotion evoked by an array of experiences ranging from the sudden and exciting realization that you are holding hands for the first time to the devastating understanding that you have just lost a good friend. Through free verse and numerous poetic forms such as haiku, sonnet, and ode, award-winning author and poet Pat Mora gives voice to teenagers and their ilusiones
as well as decepciones
and resilient spirit. The beautifully-rendered, succinct and genuine language of this collection will resonate with teens and surely inspire them to share their dizzying love (perhaps at a library program) through this cathartic art form. Highly Recommended.
Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love. Pat Mora. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. 165 pp. $15.99 (Hardcover). ISBN 978-0-375-84375-4. Grades 7-10. English with some Spanish.