Think Again

JonArno Lawson
Julie Morstad

Make sure that your heart
Isn't too well-defended.
Your heart is designed
To be broken and mended.
--- “The Heart”

These quietly beautiful and surprisingly humorous four-line poems reveal the many aspects of first love --- the longing, the frustration and the joy. The poet writes not from a single point of view but instead embraces the duality of first love, alternating between the perspectives of a boy and a girl. The poems and revealing illustrations by Julie Morstad combine to inspire young readers to think ... and think again.

978-1-55453-423-4 | Mar 1, 2010
List Price: USD $16.95, CAD $18.95
BW 5 1/4 x 7 7/8 64 pages
Grades: 5 To 9 / Ages: 10 to 14

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Awards & Reviews

“It is filled with witty, insightful, playful, and ontarget poems. ThinkAgain should be forced into the hands of every sensitive, soul-searching teen. They might even mumble a thank you for it.”
— Quill & Quire, Starred Review, March 2010
“An ideal book for wandering, wondering romantics.”
— Booklist, March 2010
“He focuses on mind and heart, bringing a warmth and depth of reflection that seems to open our brain, cells to new perceptions --- just what poetry is there for.”
— Toronto Star, March 2010
“While the illustrator's spare grayscale drawings curiously stitch more of a narrative thread through the volume than the poems suggest, they effectively amplify the tension they masterfully depict.”
— Kirkus Reviews, April 2010
“Lawson's writing is spare and humourous, and he captures universal feelings whose force never seems as huge as in adolescence.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates, June 2010
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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