Book Review | Milk and Honey


I officially jumped on the bandwagon and recently purchased the book, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I heard it was really good and wanted to check it out for myself! It's a collection of poetry divided into four sections: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing.  Much like it's cover and title, the whole aesthetic of the book is very minimalist. The poems, themselves, as well as the illustrations. The book is quite short - finishing off at 204 pages. Easily a book that one could read in one sitting, however, I wouldn't recommend it. What I would recommend is to read it slowly and let the words resonate with you. Read a poem and think about how it fits within you.  Each page hosted a different story, and each story written so raw that it cuts across your flesh and goes straight to the heart. So raw that the feelings of the hurt and bitterness behind the words never quite dull. Personally, my favorite section was the healing because there were so many poems I could relate to - independence and self-love showed to be a reoccurring theme. After reading other reviews, it seems as though there are a lot of mixed feelings about this book. Some felt it was very overrated and underwhelming while others swore it was the best collection of poetry they had ever read. I think I sit somewhere in between. It has great and straight-to-the-core content, but it is also very plain which I suppose could have been what was intended.  I have been going back and skimming through the book here and there, picking out specific poems to focus on and really think long and hard about, and I'll continue to do so. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone over the age of 15. 


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