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Fear not if you fall
a hundred times; legends must
fail before the rise.

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 49 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Soar & Wait

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VICTIMIZE (trigger warning)

PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE TRIGGERED BY STORIES OF ABUSE OR VIOLENCE.

 

You’re sorry

but it wasn’t you;

you were drunk from

the nothing you drank.

It was me,

who should have known

who should have stopped you

you, two times my strength.

you can’t trust me

because I should have known.

I could have stopped you

as I lay there passive.

 

But I did say No.

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SHORT REVIEWS:HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME

Author:Adam Silvera

Genre: YA, romance

Date of release: 2017

Reading time: 5 hours to a week.

Description:

A teenage boy must cope with the sudden death of his ex-boyfriend, and with his OCD. Themes of friendship, family, grief and coping with mental health are explored.

The Good:

  • Normalizes homosexuality
  • Parts of it were so funny, I actually couldn’t stop myself from laughing out loud
  • helps bring about awareness about mental health related issues like OCD, and coping with grief.

The Bad:

I wasn’t hooked on to it: what should have been a 5 hour read took weeks.

The flow of the story was interrupted by two separate timelines.

There were too many issues and themes in the book, thus they could not be explored in depth.

First person narrative. (Does anyone even like first person narrative?)

Similar reads: 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
P.S I Love You Cecelia Ahern
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