Nerdlandia: A Play

Nerdlandia: A Play

by Gary Soto
     
 

What happens when these two decide to change their images (with the help of their bumbling friends) to win each others' heart? Will their different wavelengths ever meet? It's a totally modern, totally hip tale of teenage romance.

Gary Soto's urban dialogue sets the scene in a Los Angeles neighborhood. Kids everywhere will see themselves in these funny,…  See more details below

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What happens when these two decide to change their images (with the help of their bumbling friends) to win each others' heart? Will their different wavelengths ever meet? It's a totally modern, totally hip tale of teenage romance.

Gary Soto's urban dialogue sets the scene in a Los Angeles neighborhood. Kids everywhere will see themselves in these funny, wonderful characters and they'll love bringing them to life.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-This play set in the Los Angeles Barrio is filled with stock characters: Martin, a Chicano nerd who wears glasses, a calculator on his belt, and pants hiked up to his chest; homeboys who sport greased hair and tattoos; and chola girls who have dark lipstick and painted nails. Martin tries to be one of the homies in order to win his idealized love, Ceci. Ironically, Ceci has just ended her relationship with her two-timing boyfriend and now decides that a sweet, intelligent guy like Martin is just what she needs. She, in turn, tries to become more nerdlike to win his affections, which includes shopping at "Nerdstroms." Language is a parody of street slang and Spanish phrases. Billed as a comedy, the dialogue often falls flat. Characters have little motivation for their actions. Short on entertainment, but long on stereotypes.-Gail Richmond, San Diego Unified Schools, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780606168007
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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