Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur was published by Andrews McMeel Publishing and is sold at £9.63

What is the book about?

This book is a collection of poetry about various kinds of heartbreak and hurt and the process of moving on from them. Rupi takes topics that we struggle to speak up about in every day conversations and spins them into a series of poems that keep that intense, painful honestly while maintaining a certain beauty. The book is built in a structure that splits the poems into sections.

Who is it aimed at?

Unlike a lot of the books I review, Milk and Honey is not primarily aimed at teenagers and young people but based on the content and general themes I would caution against buying it for those under thirteen or so.

What was your favourite part?

My favourite part of reading this was how easy it was to get into. At a decent length of 208 pages it could have been difficult to get through but I read the entire book in one sitting without even noticing the time passing. It was unbelievably easy to get lost in which I rarely find with a book, whether that is a poetry collection or a novel.

What was your least favourite part?

This one is a lot more difficult to answer with how much I loved reading Milk and Honey, and though I was amazed by, and find it difficult to fault, the poems, I had some trouble with the structure. I occasionally found the placement of the poems confusing in the context of the flow of ideas and themes.

Which character would you most like to meet?

Though there are not any characters in this one, the opportunity to meet Rupi Kaur and ask her about her work would be a dream.

Why should someone buy this book?

This book not only inspires the reader to heal from past troubles and practice self love but also to read (and maybe write!) more poetry.