Thank you to Tori and her review of Milk and Honey on her blog http://www.intorilex.com/. I was not sold on reading this book, until I read her amazing review and then I just had to read it for myself. Also, thank you to my amazing friend that bought me the book for my birthday.
I'm so glad I saw Tori's review because Milk and Honey is a new favorite book for me! This small book of poetry really packs a big punch. There is so much emotion, heartache, and hope in here. It's unbelievable. I love everything about this book. The honesty. The pain. The openness. The femininity. The healing. The hope. Wow, just wow. Milk and Honey accurately portrays what it FEELS like to be a woman. I hope Rupi Kaur comes out with another book similar to this and SOON.
I fully believe that this is a book every woman needs to read. If my autistic daughter were a typical child I would give her this book to read. I would give her this book and tell her that she is beautiful, be true to herself, support other women, and to never accept anything less than she deserves. This is something that all women need to be told anyway, but these poems really hit the mark.
This little book of poetry really moved me and I like the simplistic drawings that go along with them as well. They fit so perfectly with the poetry.
Overall Milk and Honey is a heartbreaking and beautiful book of poetry and similar in style to e.e. cummings, as far as format goes. I don't think that I can accurately describe just how much these poems resonated with me. I read this in one sitting and I already can't wait to read it again. This is a breathtaking book that I will cherish and read often.
I recommend Milk and Honey to every living, breathing female on the planet. Well maybe only for ages 12+, depends on the parent.