There are many things I like about Regan Noelle Smith’s poetry book. First, the cover is gorgeous! How could you say no to it? Second, the illustrations add to the poems and give a nice touch to the book overall.
The poems themselves were beautiful to read and spoke to me on so many levels! I also liked how Smith personified depression. One of my favorite parts was “She tells me her name is Depression, / and that we should take a walk alone / sometime.” This book is honest, talking about depression but also hope. There are a lot of dark poetry books out there, but this one was light and easy to read.
Smith is very talented. She wrote, illustrated, and published her own book. On top of all that, it looks and reads very professional. If I hadn’t known it was self-published, I would have sworn it was traditionally published.
A big thank you to the author for gifting me a copy in exchange to an honest review. Grab your copy here!