Poetry can be difficult to read.
A poem often has multiple layers of meaning that will unfold over a few readings–and it’s important to give a poem that opportunity. It’s a good idea to read a poem more than once in a sitting or go back and reread it over the course of a few weeks or even a lifetime. Remember that the process of exploring a great poem should be part of the reward. And at the end of the day, you will just see yourself loving to read more of it.
Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty is written by Christine Heppermann, it’s collection of fifty poems puts the ideals of fairy tales right beside the life of the modern teenage girl. It talks about modern issues, from anorexia, abuse, social pressure and women’s sexualization. It’s a seamless transition from fantasy to reality. The poems accompanied by the weird and wonderful photograph that made the book absolutely georgeous. The author does a wonderful job by touching female issues in such a unique and interesting way. The book is very light, slim and small and easy to handle but full of surprises. This collection of Poetry is great for a woman finding herself in a modern world, and for every female who wants poetry and those who wants to try reading a poetry.
If you find the dividing line between fairy tales and reality, let me know. In my mind, the two run together, even though the intersections aren’t always obvious. The girl sitting quietly in class or waiting for the bus or roaming the mall doesn’t want anyone to know, or doesn’t know how to tell anyone, that she is locked in a tower. Maybe she’s a prisoner of a story she’s heard all her life- that fairest means best, or that bruises prove she is worthy of love.
4 out of 5 stars.