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Falling Hard: 100 love poems by teenagers is a collection of love poems written by teenagers, pulled from email submissions by the author. The authors range in age from 12 to 18. They are also a mixture of female, male, transgender, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, different ethnicities and from different countries.

I am not the biggest fan of poetry but wanted to give this title a try. It was very interesting to see how the young individuals described "love". Some of them are just experiencing their first kiss while others have gone all the way, come back, and gone again. Its amazing how emotion and expressive you are at these ages. I would definitely suggest Falling Hard to parents and teens everywhere, especially to those that want to dip their toes into poetry.

Some poems are as simple as:

I am
the flour
to your tortilla

Juan Nunez, age 15

Some more complex:

Or Not

It was good.
then it wasn't
He was nice
then he wasn't
I was okay
then I wasn't
We both loved
then we didn't
It was always there
but it never happened.

Diaster, age 13



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