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milk and honey By: rupi kaur

Genre: Poetry

Reading time: One and a half hours

“love is not cruel we are cruel love is not a game we have made a game out of love”

Summary: Because I feel that no human can more aptly describe this book than the description on the last page did, I humbly offer you the author’s words of summation. “milk and honey is a

collection of poetry about

love

loss

trauma

abuse

healing

and femininity

it is split into four chapters

each chapter serves a different purpose

deals with 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”

“the way they leave tells you everything”

Rant: This poetry was broken. Everything about the writing style, the lack of punctuation the pictures and the fragmentation made the reader realize that this was a memoir of a broken yet steadfast individual who is struggling to move past a horrid childhood. Despite of the horrors surrounding her, she remained resolute through

the trauma that consumed her. This poetry has a modern style with its lack of capital letters and punctuation dispersed sparingly. The illustrations were simplistic and completely on point. I thoroughly enjoyed the modern feel of the writing and art style throughout the entire piece. The book was separated into four parts: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, the healing, so the arc of the story was laid out. Each section contributed to the message of this story. In addition, the fact that the book was written for the author was both unique and intriguing as usually the book is written for its target audience. The author tells us she needed to write this memoir to live! That’s how important it is to her, it doesn’t matter if the reader likes it. Its human emotion in its rawest form and is a true masterpiece. Overall great read! 8 out of 10 stars.

“the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it”

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