Friday, 22 June 2018

Book Review: milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided 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.

milk and honey, by Rupi Kaur, is the poetry collection everyone has been raving about recently. Having not read poetry since high school, I was a little reticent about buying into the hype and picking up the book. But, in the spirit of stepping out of my reading comfort zone more often, I decided to go ahead and give this poetry anthology a try. And am I glad I did. 

milk and honey is an exceptional collection of such strong, beautiful, empathetic poetry. Every page had me nodding my head in agreement, shaking my head in sadness, and even shedding a tear. Every poem spoke to me, so much so I've shelved this book to read again in the future. Because I'll never get tired of reading these poems. 

Rupi Kaur is an exceptional talent. The minute I put this book down, the minute I'd turned the last page, I was on Amazon buying Kaur's second poetry collection; the sun and her flowers. I'll be reviewing that one soon, so keep an eye out for that! I can't recommend milk and honey enough, though. If you're unsure, take this as your sign, and go buy a copy now!

Rating: *****

Have you read Rupi Kaur's milk and honey? 

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