Book Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Amanda Leon Wednesday, January 18
Release Date: November 4th 2014
Rating: ★★★+Add to Goodreads
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split 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 is a poetry collection that's been floating around the internet for a while, and I finally decided to pick it up and read it for myself.
Milk and Honey follows the same type of poetry as Lang Leav and Michael Faudet, freestyle type of poetry usually told in short verses. This makes it super quick to read through, finishing it under an hour.
What's good about it:
Engaging: Milk and Honey is really engaging, it's short verses have a sharp focus and tone throughout and it's a good introduction for anyone wanting to get into poetry.
What's bad about it:
Simple: I found the writing underwhelming and incredibly simplistic, much like the other poetry in this vein. It reads more like status updates trying to be meaningful and deep than poetry.