Gather your mistakes,
rinse them with honesty
let dry until you
can see every choice
and the regret
that you are human
and this too
is a gift.
A quick review for a quick read. This book has a lot of things going for it. It's cute, has great rep and deals with an important topic (undocumented immigrants). The format is great and unique, and it reads fast.
I read this book somewhere in September, loved it and didn't review it. Possibly because I suck at writing timely reviews. Maybe also because I was struggling with my words, and/or because I was afraid or embarrassed.
I don't tend to read a lot of erotica and I had never before read a book about polyamory before, so what could I say about topics like that? But this book is important for me especially because it's the first book about polyamory I read.
So this is my most fangirl-like review ever, I think, and I decided that I’d leave it mostly in its original form, with repetition and incoherent sentences and too little punctuation and more. And I will not care that this isn’t how I usually do things or that it doesn’t actually tell you specific things about the characters or gives a synopsis of the plot. This was just me throwing up my feelings on my keyboard. If you’re going to read this (the review, I mean, obviously you should read the book), good luck, and enjoy the ride. It’s wild
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It took me super long to read this book because I read the first 15% around the end of August, wasn't hooked and then didn't pick it up again until this week. When I did, however, I finished it in one go, and I'm glad I read it.
The story has a lot of things going for it, but I do also have issues with other things. My original plan was to talk about the good and the less good separately. I mostly managed to do that, but it is a bit chaotic, and this might very well be the longest review I have ever written.
Thanks to Netgalley for providing me an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
I'm not really sure how to rate or review poetry collections. Some were beautiful or had beautiful verses. Some hit home and articulated depression and/or anxiety very well.
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
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As a white girl from Europe, my voice in this discussion doesn't really matter. I encourage you to look for reviews by black teens.
This book was a punch in the gut. I'm impressed by how hard it could hit in such a small amount of pages.