Book Title: Adultolescence.
Author: Gabbie Hanna.
Publication Date: September 19th, 2017
Rating (Out of 5 Stars) : 5.
When I tell you how excited I was to buy this book, you probably wouldn’t believe me. I would hope you know this amazing comedian and NOW one of my favorite poets. Her name is Gabbie Hanna though you probably know her as TheGabbieShow and I’ve been subscribed for about two years when I accidentally found of her videos and beforehand, I had watched her vines from over a friend’s shoulder.
But this isn’t about my love for her, it’s about my love for this book and hopefully you wouldn’t consider me biased. I’ve only been watching her for about two years though I have never had the opportunity to meet her personally.
Regardless, let’s get onto my review of this poetry book. While I wasn’t sure that I would love the book originally, worried that I wouldn’t enjoy her writing style or would find her work a little cliché.
I found myself saying, “This reminds me of a girl’s diary or Tumblr page accidentally being published like the movie from Read it and Weep.”
This is an amazing aspect for poetry, a piece of work that is personal anyways is given an added bonus if it makes you feel like it should never have been read and I was given that feeling. I found myself laughing at the dark humor such as Recess and BFF and relating when it came to Anxiety and Depression.
She has the relatability and humor to make herself an amazing poet and I think that she did an amazing job with this. If you love dark humor, lyrical poetry, and deep and dark work, this is the poetry book for you. It’s not one of those stuffy commercial poetry books that you learn about in your English class but something that you read and understand on a personal level.
It’s really hard for me to give 5 stars for books as I always find myself critiquing something and while I would have critiqued the text language for a few of the poems, I found myself believing that the poem itself kind of needed it. It gave that personal feeling like she had written it on Twitter.
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