Poisoned apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
Every little girl goes through her princess phase, whether she wants to be Snow White or Cinderella, Belle or Ariel. But then we grow up. And life is not a fairy tale.
Christine Heppermann's collection of fifty poems puts the ideals of fairy tales right beside the life of the modern teenage girl. With piercing truths reminiscent of Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins, this is a powerful and provocative book for every young woman. E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars, calls it "a bloody poetic attack on the beauty myth that's caustic, funny, and heartbreaking."
Cruelties come not just from wicked stepmothers, but also from ourselves. There are expectations, pressures, judgment, and criticism. Self-doubt and self-confidence. But there are also friends, and sisters, and a whole hell of a lot of power there for the taking. In fifty poems, Christine Heppermann confronts society head on. Using fairy tale characters and tropes, Poisoned Apples explores how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, and their friends. The poems range from contemporary retellings to first-person accounts set within the original tales, and from deadly funny to deadly serious. Complemented throughout with black-and-white photographs from up-and-coming artists, this is a stunning and sophisticated book to be treasured, shared, and paged through again and again.
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|Grouping Title||poisoned apples poems for you my pretty|
|Grouping Author||heppermann christine|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-04-18 03:54:10AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-04-18 04:34:04AM|
|available_at_loveland||Loveland Public Library, Loveland Teen Collection|
|detailed_location_loveland||Boulder Main Adult NonFiction, Broomfield Teen Fiction, Lafayette Nonfiction Area, Longmont Teen Nonfiction, Louisville Adult NonFiction, Loveland Teen Nonfiction, Online OverDrive Collection|
|display_description||"Christine Heppermann's powerful collection of free verse poems explore how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends--as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes, the poems range from contemporary retellings to first person accounts set within the original stories. From Snow White cottage and Rapunzel's tower to health class and the prom, these poems are a moving depiction of young women, society, and our expectations. Poisoned Apples is a dark, clever, witty, beautiful, and important book for teenage girls, their sisters, their mothers, and their best friends"--Provided by publisher.|
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|owning_library_loveland||Loveland Public Library|
|owning_location_loveland||Loveland Public Library, Loveland Teen Collection|
|record_details||ils:.b22010245|Book|Books|First Edition.|English|Greenwillow Books,||114 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm., overdrive:7d8d1eb3-79d6-4dd0-89a6-06e31bc4a900|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2014||
|subject_facet||Poetry, Young adult literature|
|title_display||Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty|
|title_full||Poisoned Apples Poems for You, My Pretty, Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty / Christine Heppermann ; with photographs by vaarious artists|
|title_short||Poisoned apples :|
|title_sub||Poems for You, My Pretty|
|topic_facet||Poetry, Young Adult Fiction|