Review may contain spoilers! Book will make you cry.
I’m pretty active on Tumblr & I’ve been seeing a lot of photos and people talking about how this was on their TBR list. So one day I decided to just buy it! Didn’t know much about it or too much about Rupi Kaur to be honest.
I haven’t really read much poetry either so I was a total virgin…they say you never forget your first…I will never forget this book. I was instantly hooked.
The first poem I guess you could say that shook me to the core & I was like “yes…!!! this girl knows exactly what I’ve been through” was “ he was supposed to be the first male love of your life you still search for him everywhere -father”
After I read that on page 16, I think I just froze for a minute and teared up and dove back in. I honestly want to quote this entire book because it’s THAT GOOD. I tore through it in about two hours or so when I was supposed to be working 😉
There’s one last quote that resonates with me so well and it’s the last one I’ll give but it goes ” a daughter should not have to bed her father for a relationship” Rupi, how do you know my entire life?
I wish I could go back in time & give this book to my younger self she needed it so bad.
5493/5 stars. Honest.Raw. Powerful.
The back cover says “this is the journey of surviving through poetry this is the blood sweat tears of twenty one years this is heart in your hands this is the hurting the loving the breaking the healing – rupi kaur” okay….if that doesn’t make you intrigued idk what will.
204 pages of amazingness. You will love this book, I promise you.