Poetry for Teens: Think Again by JonArno Lawson
by JonArno Lawson (Author), Julie Morstad
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. (March 1, 2010)
Source of book: Publicist
What to expect: Poetry, First love
“Make sure that your heart
Isn’t too well-defended.
Your heart is designed
To be broken and mended.”
The teenage years can be confusing and bewildering, especially when it comes to first love—I know mine were. Thankfully, JonArno Lawson has written a collection of simple but thought-provoking poems that highlights the quandary of teenage relationships. His words are encouraging, realistic, and quite blithe. Julie Morstad’s provocative line art strengthens the story and adds a visually stimulating depth with her depiction of a girl and boy who are obviously dealing with the uncertainties of a new relationship and the self-discovery that comes with the territory. Think Again is a valuable choice for opening up discussions between peers, a parent and a teen, or an introspective soul-search. It’s a fast read that’s light and deep all at the same time.
Add this book to your collection: Think Again