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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 story. 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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Cult parents and first loves these stories are a masterful reminder of why adolescence is one of the most frustrating and fascinating times of lif. 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

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Collection in which the hard knock facts of growing up are captured with humor and poignance Filled with annoying siblings Facts of PDFEPUBdiffi. 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 young girl finding

  2. says:

    This book is a collection of short stories Each story is narrated by a young Latina and offers a snapshot into the

  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 The

  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 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 t

  5. says:

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

  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 d

  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 wit

  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 imagines the man coming to

  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 certificate and could not find it Her father explains to her that the world is her

  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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