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Friday, June 22, 2012

Review: Facts of Life: Stories by Gary Soto

Facts of Life: Stories by Gary Soto.

Facts of Life: Stories by Gary Soto

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: January 2012
List Price: $6.99
ISBN-13: 9780547577340

Review: Have you ever tried to get away from what you were like when you were a little kid? Well in this fantastic book titled Facts of Life by Gary Soto, that is exactly what all the kids are trying to do. They aren't just trying to escape their childhood but, they are also trying to have a part in the everyday world. As you go through this book you will be able to see what I mean by having a part in the everyday world. The kids in the book think that taking these two steps will get them completely away from their childhood.

In Facts of Life it is hard to describe one of the stories to bring the whole picture together so I while describe all stories. The whole concept of the book is put together, and forms what Gary Soto calls the Facts of Life. To begin the title of the book is most important when it comes to choosing the book. The title Facts of Life is catching because it encapsulates the whole point of the book which is filled with tips on how to be successful in life which would help a lot. Finally the book itself is also basically a handbook for people on how to be successful, and trust me this book could change your life if you read the book the whole way through.

Gary Soto's Fact of Life is a fabulous book, and I give this book an easy five out of five stars. The reason it deserves five stars is because this book is appropriate for anybody who can read the type of material in the book. Also I think the book deserves five stars because the book is very helpful to younger kids. The reason is because it will not just be a fun book to read, but also a fun book to experience. What that means is that some younger kids might actually experience what happens in this book. So in all with these 3 factors put together they can make an amazing book. So maybe next time you go to the library maybe instead of getting your favorite action hero book, think about getting a realistic book like Facts of Life.

Review written by Ryan (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Facts of Life: Stories for this review.

Have you read Facts of Life: Stories? How would you rate it?

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