Book Review – Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn

★★★★ 4 Stars

“You make so much sense / amidst the tangled vines of learning and unlearning / please don’t go before I get better.”

Blissful and youthful, like the newly-bloomed lavender caressing the wind. A journal of dreamy celestial memories of love that hang in the sky, while the cell of depression chills alone down on the earth. A candle whose pale light melts a sorrow into something like a sense of joy.

I thought these were just charming, but I definitely prefer the traditional poems over the diary-like entries on romance. I feel like those will be personal to the individual but don’t resonate with me much.
There is an overarching lucid-dream innocence that’s beautiful – pure, colourful, longing. I can see why Kuhn’s poems are popular on social media, but at the same time, for some reason I can’t imagine those sites being so receptive of such delicate writing. Anyway, I recommend.

I received a review copy of this from NetGalley. This book releases May 1st, 2018.


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