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By Jeanette (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · December 07, 2009
Most of the things that i liked about this review was that there was a lot of information about most of the things that the book was about. When i first read about what it was about i thought that it was really wierd because of all the things that happen. The Local News: Stories was one of the ty... ...more
By Madison (Pullman, WA) · ★★★★☆ · April 30, 2014
Local News is another set of short stories written about the daily lives and struggles of Latino teenagers. This contains exactly 13 short stories. In this book, Soto has a main emphasis of making sure the reader knows that these kids are not very different from anyone else, and he does so in a l... ...more
By faith(: (Cedar Park, TX) · ★★★★☆ · April 16, 2014
i personally like this book. this book i highly recommend it to very humorous people who loves to laugh or that are just into humorous book such as this one here. its not just a humorous book it is also very informative. like i said i would definitely recomend this book to someone who is interest... ...more
By Luis (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · December 03, 2009
This book was not bad but not great. Gary Soto has his own way of writing that can be identified within all of his writing. One of the reasons that I didn't enjoy the book that much was because it was various short stories instead of just one big one. I like his use of similes and how he can tak... ...more
By Timothy (The United States) · December 07, 2009
I really didn't like this book that much. I am usually a Gary Soto fan but this is not his best work. I personally thought that this book had stories with no appropriate ending. The stories would lead you on as if it was going to be a big good climax but in the end it wasn't. Also i thought that... ...more
By Oscar (The United States) · ★★★★★ · December 06, 2009
Local News by Gary Soto was a good book. I really liked it and I enjoyed reading it. I enjoyed reading this book because I got to relate to it a lot at least a little bit for each story. I think this book a lot of younger people can relate to it or adult that went trough some experiences that som... ...more
By Edwin (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · November 18, 2009
Local News was a great book. It is a book with a lot of short stories in it. The author Gary Soto uses great imagery in all the short stories. His writing style is also very unique. It is in english but he slides a couple of spanish words. I could relate to this because I sometimes talk like this... ...more
By Miss · ★★★☆☆ · September 24, 2012

This book is based on a lot of shorts stories. Most of the stories usually has a character with a conflict that is resolved by the end of the story. They mostly deal with siblings, friends, or parents.

Personal Reaction:

I have written several short stories. What was amazing to me was to s... ...more
By iram (Chicago, IL) · ★★★★★ · November 18, 2012
Grade/Interest Level – Middle School
Reading Level: 820 L Lexile
Genre: Realistic Fiction & Multicultural
Main Characters: Varies from story to story
Setting: Central Valley, California (urban setting)
POV: Narrator
Rating: 5 stars

This book is a collection of short stories about Mexican American yo... ...more
By Itzamara (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · September 08, 2009
I really like this book. It has different stories, and i do agree some stories are better than others. My favorite so far it's ''Candid Camera''. I already finished this book. I can relate to it a lot because the author Gary Soto relates the stories of children of different ages and teenagers liv... ...more