42778410.jpgAnd we call it LOVE by Amanda Vink

Published June 1, 2019

ebook, 200 pages


(Thanks to Netgalley & West 44 Books, I received an eARC)



Clare and Zari are best friends. They write music together, go everywhere together, and they know everything about the other. At least they did before Zari started dating Dion. The more Zari falls for Dion, the less she has time for anything else. At first, Clare chalks it up to a new and exciting relationship, and she tries to be happy for her friend despite her loneliness. When Zari starts to show up to school with half-hidden bruises, Clare knows there’s something darker about this relationship that has to be stopped. 



I thought this was a very gorgeous book of poetry. It dealt with some really tough situations that were portrayed in a very flowing, beautiful manner. It really told a story in a way that I found similar to Ellen Hopkins who is one of my all-time favorite authors. The story unfolds in this beautifully lyrically written way that makes you not want to put it down until you are done.

I thought that the sensitive topics were really written in a way that helps you understand yet get the full affect of what the author was trying to portray. There were parts that made me extremely uncomfortable but I think that was the point of the whole book. It really made me open my eyes.

If you are new to poetry this is absolutely a wonderful place to get started. This book really made my love for poetically written books surge. This author is extremely talented and I cannot wait to read more by them. 

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