Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Poetry Review: Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne

Title: Chlorine Sky
Author: Mahogany L. Browne
Genre: Poetry; Young Adult
Publication Date: January 12th, 2021    
Publisher: Crown Books

She looks me hard in my eyes
& my knees lock into tree trunks
My eyes don't dance like my heartbeat racing
They stare straight back hot daggers.
I remember things will never be the same.
I remember things.

Mahogany L. Browne delivers a novel-in-verse about broken promises, fast rumors, and when growing up means growing apart from your best friend.




*A Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this. This is my honest and unbiased review*

 Hello Fellow Readers,

First of all, I am not a poetry expert. When I rate poetry I go by the feelings it erupts in me rather then how it's written, there is no in-depth analysis. I am just a simple person. Second of all, Chlorine Sky is unique because it's poetry written like a novel. Each poetry piece is like a puzzle that when put together is a clear story. 

While I liked the story a lot there were times I was a bit confused. This happened when the author would sometimes refer to the past or when Browne was purposely vague at some points. I did like the way Browne used word flow to her advantage, and the story also had a realness you really don't see too often with other poetry. Browne's writing is very powerful and you can really feel the pain and confusion Sky (The main Character) is feeling about growing up and loosing the person she felt the closest too.

Overall, a wonderful coming of age poetry book about loss.

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