Poisoned Apples

Posted by Melissa on September 22, 2014
Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My PrettyTitle: Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
Author: Christine Heppermann
Publisher: Green Willow (HarperCollins)
Release Date: Sept 2014
Pages: 128
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This is a collection of free form poems by Christine Heppermann that uses fairy tale characters to talk about what teen girls face in their lives. Things like anorexia, sex, body issues, and a bunch of other things that most young adult authors don’t tell the truth about. It reminded me of all the videos from poetry slams I’ve watched on YouTube and the stories people have shared on Tumblr. The only times I’ve ever read a book that I felt was truthfully depicting issues teen girls face was when I read books like Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Dramarama by E. Lockhart. I strongly recommend this to anyone who is a teen especially teen girls. I give this book a 5 out of 5, I can’t wait till it comes out so that I can buy it.

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