Review: Book: Somebody Give This Heart A Pen- Sophia Thakur

Title: Somebody Give This Heart A Pen

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Sophia Thakur

Publisher: Candlewick

Genre: Poetry

Page Count: 112 Pages

ISBN: 978-1536209921

Author or Book Website: HOME | Mysite (

Link to Amazon purchase page: Somebody Give This Heart a Pen: Thakur, Sophia: Books

Link to Goodreads: Somebody Give This Heart a Pen by Sophia Thakur | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

A compelling collection of poems that explores the emotions and experiences of growing up as a mixed-race woman.

From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a powerful new collection of poems exploring issues of identity, difference, perseverance, relationships, fear, loss and joy. The collection is arranged as life is: from youth to school, to home life, falling in love and falling straight back out again. The poems draw on the author’s experience as a young mixed-race young woman trying to make sense of a lonely and complicated world. With a strong narrative voice and emotional empathy, this is poetry that will resonate with all young people, whatever their background, and whatever their dreams. As she says, she hopes the poems will help readers “grow through what they go through”.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have been told many times that poetry is hard to review. I am not sure that is true. It is just the verse of someone’s life. It is a way for them to allow us all a glimpse into their lives. It is like a snapshot of them in that moment. That is how I felt when I was reading each poem in this collection. It is a wonderfully perfect collection of poetry that shows a glimpse in the heart and soul of the author. I love to read poetry and this was a wonderful collection.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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