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Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

I’ve been seeing this book everywhere. And on a whim, I decided to pick it up without having any knowledge of what it was about. And surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. Milk and Honey is a collection of poems that are both heartbreaking and inspiring.

The book is broken down into four chapters- The Hurting, The Loving, The Breaking, & The Healing. Each chapter emotes a different type of emotion out of the reader. The book is somewhat of a journey through life.

The book teaches you that life is filled with terrible and heartbreaking moments but within those moments you can find great things. Great things that you might have missed if you were not looking.

After reading one poem readers cannot help but want to stop and analyze the simple words that pack such a powerful punch. These poems can be read several times without ever getting old.

There is so much meaning and emotion behind every word, and it is even relatable. Several of the poems deal with situations that many face today. For example, there are poems about being trapped in a relationship and having an abusive parent.

In addition to being heartbreaking and inspiring, the author manages to showcase body positivity, women supporting other women, and other important topics that should be taught. This is definitely a book that everyone should read at least once.

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