In August I got contacted by Asmita Rajiv to review her book. The description of the book really spoke to me, so of course I said yes! In this blog post, you’ll read what I thought of the book.
What is the book about?
Unsaid is about all those thoughts that are born inside of us, but are left abandoned, unclaimed, and unsaid.
We live our lives thinking that all that we are doing will one day be worth it. Well, that one day is today. Has it been worth it?
What did I think of the book?
I’m so happy I got to receive the advanced reader copy of this poetry book. As much as I would LOVE a physical copy, I’m glad I received an e-arc, because I bookmarked and highlighted so many pages that if it were a physical copy, it would have been a mess, oops.
This book is a mix between longer and smaller poems. The smaller poems are accompanied by beautiful drawings, which really add to the book. It is such a pure poetry collection. Reading it, you feel this was written with full honesty by Rajiv.
I could feel comfort with nearly every poem. The poem that touched me the most was “Mom, I want to go home”.
In the acknowledgment, Rajiv says that it’s okay if you cannot connect to every poem in the collection. I love that this is mentioned clearly, although I felt like I could connect with a lot of the poems.
Rajiv is such an honest poet, and this book touched me to the core of my heart.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.