★★★★ 3.5 Stars
Precise, small prose carries the weight of massive emotions.
A romantic tribute to the brave woman who overcomes hardships caused by a lover, caused by society, caused by her doubts.
I feel like this might resonate more strongly with others than it did with me, though I did enjoy these, and the design of the book is stylish as well. I admire its intention – She Felt Like Feeling Nothing succeeds at being uplifting and in parts evocative of beautiful renewal and fresh beginnings.
The themes get a bit repetitive and I feel could be more daring or experimental, but overall a good collection.
“The rain falls from within / overflowing eternally / i’m drowning, slowly consumed / by the sadness of it all / and somehow living in this moment / feels like dying all the same.”
“She walked through the fire wearing nothing but a smile, because she knew damn well that she’d bring her demons to their knees.”
I received a copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.