Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love
by Pat Mora
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January, 2010
List Price: $15.99
Review: From love to make ups and break ups, Pat Mora has included every thing that a kid could feel when they are in love. Dizzy in Your Eyes is a book of poems that are all about the feelings a teenager could possibly have while in love or healing a broken heart.
Dizzy in Your Eyes is a book of poems about love. Some are pretty confusing but the others are simply classic and loving. My favorite poem is called "Mirrors". It is about beauty. Her grandma tells her she is beautiful, but she doesn’t see it. Pat mixes humor and feelings into one book. A funny poem is called "To-Do List". It states humorous things he will do over the weekend without the worry of people laughing. Some of the poems are in Spanish or half in Spanish. One of the few confusing poems is called "First Time". It says:
whizz! You jumped and squeezed my arm,
your eyes squinched,
tense with fear
when the loud bark sank its teeth
into your neck
as the pickup whizzed by.
We stood there not speaking,
in the autumn wind
that we were safe,
Maybe the driver thought we were wimps
as he sped by, laughing, mouth open.
Two teens scared of a bark.
I didn’t move
your hand warmed mine
for the first time.
From break ups to make ups this book has it all!
Honestly, I loved this book. It really related to me. It made me really think about my life and some of it even made me think of my life and how amazing it is through the thick and thin. Due to the vocabulary I would say this book is for ages 11 and up. This book was a little confusing because of the wording and the fact that some of it is in Spanish. I give this book a four out of five star review. Dizzy in Your Eyes has almost everything a teen could feel.
Review written by Sara (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love for this review.
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