This is a little different than my usual book reviews! So, let’s just jump right into it.
Author: Rupi Kaur (Get it here)
Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.
The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
This book was a bit different for me, but I saw somewhere if you are going through heartache or failure to read this book and so I did. This book was so refreshing, I almost can’t explain it. It was not a traditional story but a series of feelings and emotions.
It is an one of a kind experience. I read this book and I cried, I sobbed and in some moments I felt renewed and restored. As a woman it made me feel like everything is not my fault and I don’t have to assume everything to be solely my fault and I don’t have to feel less than.
This book will break you down and then rebuild you in a unique way. I felt motivated afterwards. I felt whole and uplifted. It did go through moments of abuse, and denial, and embracing your femininity and finding new love and losing love.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Some of the poems where merely two lines. But those two lines were enough. It simply wasn’t long enough, I needed…no I craved more. It was edited wonderfully and even included small doodles. The saying was true, if you are going through something, read this book! I would definitely recommend it.