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Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems

by John Grandits

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Very cool concrete poetry book. Upper middle schoolers will appreciate this book, as it is filled with poems that relate to their lives. ( )
  skm88 | Jun 8, 2014 |
This is a book of poems written in the style of concrete poetry. The poems are done with great care and the style is new and interesting. Great for introducing youths to poetry.
  cfordLIS722 | May 3, 2012 |
This collection of poems follows a girl through a typical bout of high school drama. While at the beginning her life is filled with people she doesn't like or trust, but the end of the book she rewrites her introduction poem "The Wall" with more people who she likes. The poems are made into a variety of shapes, and they are really fun and funny to read. Definitely a great book for reluctant readers and fans of poetry. ( )
  Ellen_Norton | May 3, 2012 |
This wonderful collection of “concrete” poems—a new style of shape poems that appear as if George Herbert not only traveled from the 17th to the 21st century but also fell under the influence of glittery contemporary hipsters—tells the story of a teenage girl named Jessie. Jessie complains bitterly about petty things and comes across as a thoroughly bratty specimen—in short, she is utterly delightful. Funny and visually challenging, this should become a staple of Young Adult literature, even after Jessie herself goes out of style. This work also has the interesting quality of having been composed by an adult man writing as a teenage girl--quite an amazing feat that that does not come across as creepy.
  compjohn | May 3, 2012 |
A short book of concrete poems telling a story about a girl who doesn't exactly fit in or enjoy high school. Great book to get kids to re-imagine poetry in different forms. ( )
  Jennanana | May 2, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618851321, Paperback)

A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typical—and not so typical—teenage concerns in this unique, hilarious collection of poems. Her musings about trying out new makeup and hairstyles, playing volleyball and cello, and dealing with her annoying younger brother are never boring or predictable. Who else do you know who designs her own clothes and writes poetry to her cat? Jessie’s a girl with strong opinions, and she isn’t shy about sharing them. Her funny, sarcastic take on high school life is revealed through concrete poetry: words, ideas, type, and design that combine to make pictures and patterns. The poems are inventive, irreverent, irresistible, and full of surprises—just like Jessie—and the playful layout and ingenious graphics extend the wry humor.

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A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typical--and not so typical--teenage concerns in this unique, hilarious collection of poems. Her musings about trying out new makeup and hairstyles, playing volleyball and cello, and dealing with her annoying younger brother are never boring or predictable. Who else do you know who designs her own clothes and writes poetry to her cat? Jessie's a girl with strong opinions, and she isn't shy about sharing them. Her funny, sarcastic take on high school life is revealed through concrete poetry: words, ideas, type, and design that combine to make pictures and patterns. The poems are inventive, irreverent, irresistible, and full of surprises--just like Jessie--and the playful layout and ingenious graphics extend the wry humor.… (more)

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