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Sweet is Dead
Author Wendy Fox
ISBN 978-1-935186-13-7
Publisher Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
5.5" x 8.5" perfect bound; 56 pp; archival paper; $18.95
Availability June 2010
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Other books by this author:
Daydreaming in Class
The Fifth Grader's Court
Sweet Is Dead offers poetry with real, passionate emotion about things we all face in life. Wendy's poems are comparable to songs, with just as much emotion and causal, modern tone. She takes typical forms of poetry and rhyme types, such as the haiku, and creates something fresh and fun.
* The haiku "Salsa" lets a teenage heroine speak of the possibility that she may be in love with her classmate, allowing the audience to feel the comfortable passion
bubbling just under the surface.
* "School-Dazed" realistically places the audience outside on a spring afternoon while the teenage narrator feels justified in wanting to get out of class.
* The angsty "Stranger" tells of a deadbeat parent.
* "Green" is so full of symbolism that every line represents the color as it tells its dramatic story.
* The poem from which the book is titled is full of clever comparisons as the heroine confronts her ex-friend's callous actions with an urban, no nonsense attitude.
* The bitter but playful "Deer" says "enough is enough" and finds a unique solution for dealing with difficult people.
These are just a few examples of the many heartfelt poems found in Sweet Is Dead.

Library of Congress Control Number 2010928709

Illustrations by Wendy Fox
Cover photo by Charles Stone, III
Type and design by Karen Stone


Wendy Fox is also the author of the young adult short story compilation Daydreaming In Class and pre-teen short story compilation The Fifth Graders' Court and Other Dramatic Moments. She has used poetry as her diary, an outlet for imagination, and as a way to relieve strong emotions about things that happen in life. She has lived in rural, suburban, and urban settings, giving her a wide range of life experiences that translates into her writing.
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