Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Title: Milk and Honey

Genre: Poetry

Published: November 4th 2014

Author: Rupi Kaur

Published by: Createspace

My Rating: ★★★★★

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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.



I wasn’t prepared to read this book. I didn’t expect it to be this powerful, to be overflowing with emotions. Now I’m not sure what to feel because I’m so overwhelmed. This book has touched me and it’s very beautiful. The words, the messages, the illustrations, everything. It’s MEANT to be read. 💛

Beautifully heart-wrenching, ‘Milk and Honey’ will break you. Will heal you. Will make you realise your importance as a woman and as a girl in this society dominated by men. It will make you feel the triumph, the loss, the pain and the love that comes with joy and happiness. 💅🏽

The book is divided into four chapters; the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing, and each page will surely make you feel something, if not tug at your heart. Each one of the four chapters will make you stronger and make you believe in yourself. It is must for any girl to read this book because it will mould you into one strong soldier of this society. And trust me. We need more such soldiers. 👯

I’ve seen snippets of this stunning little poetry collection all over Instagram, Twitter and every other social media platform. Quite rightly so, as these poems are inspiring and beautiful.

This book illustrates the power we possess. The power we possess and that which we never knew and possessed. It will make you rethink about all that has happened in your life. Rupi Kaur helps you to face the struggle that lays ahead bravely and without fear. 👸🏽

Milk and Honey is nothing short of an inspirational book. The impact it had within the short 30 minutes span is simply astonishing that I, myself cannot believe how it has made me a different person with a positive outlook of life.

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I personally found myself echoing with ‘The Healing’ section where Kaur takes you through being a woman and also being proud if it; to embrace it and love it. ✨

What I love about this poetry collection is that this is a very accessible and simplistic, yet effective collection of poems, which evoke emotion and are relatable. I think a lot of readers and a lot of people in general are oftentimes put off poetry because at school they are taught to ruthlessly analyse the choice of every word and explain the various potential meanings of each line (this was definitely me). It is very offputting, and makes a lot of people think they don’t enjoy or understand poetry, or that it is something only for the intelligent. This collection does not pretend to be anything else, it doesn’t try to confuse with flowery metaphors and similes and analogies. Instead it is raw and honest and easy to understand, while still being absolutely gorgeous, which is what I love about it. 🌸

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I love the themes running through this collection, which is another reason I am glad it is getting a lot of attention . These poems scream feminist values, encourage women that they are strong, depict the way women are often treated, while still celebrating them. It covers so many areas; sexual assault, heartbreak, body image, being objectified and more, while at the same time encouraging women to be strong, to rise up and recover when knocked down and to celebrate other women. 💁🏽

Some of these poems really resonated with me, and I feel that any woman, particularly young women should read this collection.

Another thing I loved about this poetry collection was the illustrations scattered throughout. They again were simple and sketchy, however I loved them and they really added to the poems. It added to the feeling I got when reading each one, that they were raw and honest thoughts, an insight into Rupi Kaur’s mind thrown onto paper. ✏️

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Profound and impacting, this book will be your best friend and will teach you to love being yourself and tough and strong and powerful. Simply awe-inspiring. I definitely recommend. 🎀

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Have you read Milk & Honey? If so, what’s your opinion? Talk to me in the comments below! 🥰

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