I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was a really powerful poetry collection.
I really liked how this collection told the author’s story and portrayed her life experiences. It was very raw, personal, and real. I felt like I really got to know her and what she went through. I particularly liked that she talked a lot about her mixed heritage.
I liked how the book was organized into three sections (is Girl, is in Between, is Woman). Sometimes with poetry collections, poems are just scattered throughout with no particular thought to the order of them. Having the sections helped tie it all together and led the reader on a journey through her life. It made it very easy to see her growth.
Some of my favorite poems were:
- Mixed Girl (pg 12)
- Dating (pg 52)
- I am still girl (pg 62)
- How I Became A Writer (pg 71)
- I am woman (pg 109)
- Khaleesi (pg 126)
- Hard (pg 133)
Overall, this was an amazing collection about growing up as a woman of color and discovering who you are.
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