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milk and honey

milk and honey
Rupi Kaur
Createspace, 2014
Source: Library
Audience: Adults

From Goodreads:
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Well, I wasn’t quite ready for the heaviness of Rupi Kaur’s book. I’m not the brightest poetry reader, but I felt like Kaur expressed herself well in her writing, and it definitely moved me. The drawings added to her work. Overall, I read this book because I couldn’t stop hearing about how amazing it was. In spite of the sadness I felt during some of the poems, I’m glad that I did read Kaur’s work because I learned from it. milk and honey was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I understand why so many other readers have loved it.

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