'I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection Of Poetry By Halsey' Book Review


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So I'm back with another review today seeing as it's been a little while since my last book review I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on Halsey's recent poetry book, 'I Would Leave Me If I Could'. 

I'm sort of a fan of Halsey, but I mostly was curious to see how a singer would go about navigating the world of poetry and let's just say I was not disappointed. 

The poems are mostly quite long, being a couple of pages, sometimes more, with some shorter poems thrown into the mix. They're all very thoughtful and tell a story and the collection as a whole is very cohesive. I think my favourite poem is 'Lighthouse'. I don't know why, I just really liked it. 

I was left wondering 'what is this about?' to a lot of the poems, not all of them, and maybe that's a sign I'm not too well-read in the realms of poetry, or maybe I was reading it too quickly, but it makes me want to re-read them to appreciate them even more.

I finished the book in two to three sittings, which in my opinion was too quick and I'm definitely going to have to re-read this soon. As far as re-read value is concerned though, it definitely has that and I'll continue to visit these poems in future.

What I liked most about this poetry collection was how real and raw it all is, she talks about such sensitive topics in such an emotive way.

I hope she releases another poetry book. The collection flows so nicely and makes for a really interesting, thought-provoking read. 

Sorry if this review is a bit short, I was a bit stuck on what to say. This is the first time I've really been stuck on what to say about a book, maybe it's because it's a poetry book so there's a lot I could say on each individual poem but I don't want to make this too lengthy a review. 

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  1. I find poetry really hard to review, a lot harder than fiction/non-fiction. Good job.

  2. I like to read raw books too. It feels like a fresh perspective. Great review


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