Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems

Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems

by John Grandits
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Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Cliquegrl More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book yet I SOOOO WANNA! In English we read this boring book called Out of the dust with poems and this sounds sooo much better. also, in English we do all these kinds of poems so I NEED THIS BOOK!!!
GingerDawnHarman More than 1 year ago
Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems By John Grandits A Book Review by Ginger Dawn Harman While waiting for our local library book club meeting to begin, I was completely distracted by my friend Linda. She was laughing hysterically, and immediately pulled me over toward her direction to look at Blue Lipstick by John Grandits. Instantaneously, we were both given, "the look" by the librarian for our laughing outburst. John Grandits has penned a fantastic collection of original poems written from the perspective of a 15-year-old girl named Jessie. Jessie shares her point of view of life, school, and family. The lack of poems for teens to appreciate is exactly what John Grandits targets his audience with in Blue Lipstick. However, many adults will be able to relate to the poetry collection especially if you have a teenager at home. The whimsical appeal of the art and twisting of the text invites the reader to become a participant of each poem. This is a brilliant idea that John Grandits has incorporated with his illustrations because the reader is actively involved. Moreover, as one reads you become more aware of the emotions and tone. For example the color choice in "Bad Hair day" exemplifies the internal and external conflict as Jessie's new hair color choice tests her relationship with Lisa. Furthermore, this poem demonstrates resolution with Lisa and the tender comforting wisdom from Jessie's mother. Personally I don't think it's fair to review each individual poem because poetry is something so intensely subjective that it just wouldn't do them justice. I didn't think any of the poems were bad in Blue Lipstick but I enjoyed some more than others. My favorites were, The Wall, Mondrian, Advanced English, and A Chart of My Emotional Day. The creativity of the author was impressive and one could easily finish this book in one afternoon. I was particularly impressed with the placement of the poems. This is what I feel made Blue Lipstick flow so easily and could be used within a classroom setting. I recommend Blue Lipstick by John Grandits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the whole book in one night. It was good and all the poems were awesome with the layout. I would recomend this book to anyone.
lapd1989 More than 1 year ago
Well my girl say she loves the book so to me that a good thing because she doesn't like a lot of thing in the past!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never had a chance to gather whimsical, love and strength in one form of prose. This poet captures same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This collection of poems is amazing! I had to read it for summer hw and I am so happy I did. Now, my little sister is reading them and she loves them also! I reccomend this book to anyone who has not read it yet! Happy reading!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
loved it. we are learning about poetry in my english class and i read this book and it made poetry seem down right funner !! totally reccommend it (: