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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  21,965 ratings  ·  2,158 reviews
The first collection of poetry by Instagram sensation Atticus.

Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account.

In Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: th
Paperback, 225 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Atria Books
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Jillian I'd definitely say that this is teen poetry, and it's the type you find if you google "Tumblr poetry"... but if you like Rupi Kaur, or you enjoy John …moreI'd definitely say that this is teen poetry, and it's the type you find if you google "Tumblr poetry"... but if you like Rupi Kaur, or you enjoy John Green, I'd definitely recommend it. I personally enjoyed it.(less)

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Maggie Gordon
Jul 11, 2017 rated it did not like it

What the hell did I just read, and who picked this rotten piece of tripe up and put it on the best seller wall? How in the hell did this dude get a book contract? I mean, other than the slow downward spiral of modern book publishing always looking for a viral hit...

Love Her Wild, is "Instagram poetry" which means it is short and insipid (the short part being the only good thing about this book). Admittedly, Instagram poetry doesn't have to be bad. I should be less caustic about the idea
Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
2 what-in-the-Hoobastank-did-I-just-read stars.

I understand the commotion surrounding Atticus, I really do. He's young, drives the ladies/fellas crazy, wears a mask (oh, so mysterious), and to top it all off, he was praised by a Victoria Secret model. I'd say he has collectively created a unique brand for himself. That being said, to give this anything more than 2.5 stars would be misleading because the above-mentioned has nothing to do with the actual quality of his poems.

The vocabulary used th
Nat K

Re-read, 13.Jan.21

"The hardest step
We must all take
Is to blindly trust
In who we are."

A trip to the beach. Feeling a bit low despite the blinding sunshine. While packing my tote (towels, sunscreen, water), I spotted my copy of Love Her Wild. Perfect. I always knew I'd re-read it, and today's the day.

After a dip in the water, I settled in and read this (again) from cover to cover.

I still love it. I've found new favourites. My perspective has changed. A lot has happened since my last read. But the
Whitney Atkinson
Oct 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, read-in-2017
this book isn’t horrible. it was quick and fun, light and easy. but every poem was just sooo short and seemed overly simplified. there were a handful of clever ones, but the majority of these just read like sentences in a greeting card or really dated, cheesy sayings. i really only enjoyed the last section that was about going out and living your best life, because the previous sections about romance were just so cliché and corny.

however, the pictures in this were GORGEOUS and went really well a
Jul 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: poetry, 2017-reads
“She conquered her demons and wore her scars like wings. ”
Jul 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
I was surprised that I didn't enjoy this book. I am an avid poetry fan, both of more classical poetry and of modern poets who tweak the genre. The reviews on this book were so overwhelmingly positive, I felt confident purchasing it. Perhaps I should have done more research and found the author's Instagram before purchasing, and you would do well to do so, it is very illustrative of the type of writing you will find in this compilation.

Personally, I will say that I don't think the author's ideas
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wax-poetic
With all of the creepers and perverts being featured on the news these days, it was breathtaking and awe-inspiring to find this new collection of poetry by a man named Atticus, published just this year.

I don't know who or what Atticus is, or if his mother was Hera, Athena or Aphrodite or what, but, clearly she was a goddess who did an incredible job of raising a righteous and creative young man.

Atticus's poetry is a celebration of the feminine EVERYTHING, a nod to the captivating allure of wom
Beatrice Masaluñga
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry
The poems in this collection are generic and unoriginal. It definitely lacks the substance. I enjoy reading modern poetry as long as it gives me the feels. Unfortunately, this one was a let down except for the photographs which I find stunning.
"She was afraid of heights, but she was much more afraid of never flying."

I fucking loved this. I've been in the mood to read some poetry lately and I've heard nothing but good things about this poetry collection, so I decided to give it a go, and I am so impressed and stunned by how much I loved this. Sure, some of these poems are forgettable and pretentious and not that great, but there are so many amazing and gorgeous poems. I love that this collection is divided into three sections: Love
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Well, combining some cheesy phrases with some form of art (photography, in this case) seems to be the latest trend in poetry. Love Her Wild, is a compilation of short poems, divided into three parts -

“Love is diving headfirst into someone else’s confusion and finding that it all makes sense.”

And to think this crappy piece was nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards pretty much extinguishes my faith in the so-called people’s choice award for books. Or is it that no one actually
Aug 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
*whispers* so bad that milk and honey read like a masterpiece.

heteronormative through and through also some of the 'poems' were offensive.
like the one saying brushing a girl's hair behind her ear is better than any drugs. hmmm say what.

then when he said depression is like being color blinded and everyone keeps telling how colorful is the world around you. are you sure boy

to sum it up this is like john green for poetry and if you swing that way then yes this one is absolutely for you.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is lovely! I went in with moderate expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The pictures in between and accompanying the poetry added a little extra magic to it. I'm already looking forward to rereading it on another quiet day. ...more
Luke Gorham
Nov 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: poetry, 2017
Everyone needs to read this now. But get it from a library - don't you dare put money in this mononymous writer's pocket. This is the laziest, basest, most emotionally-stunted garbage I have ever read, and I sort of love it. But what a disservice it does to real poets to qualify this as poetry. Example: "New love is the best cure / for old love gone bad." That's not a poem. That's a trite offering you proffer to that girl in your math class who you accidentally catch crying alone in the corner o ...more
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Even the bravest wolf hunts with his head down.

Reading this was a pleasure! (RTC)

Pre-read review:

I'm not really a poetry reader, but I love some of what I've read "here and there" on the internet. Some of those were by Atticus

And what I've read mostly was beautiful, which is why I want to read it. But I've read reviews where people are saying it doesn't rhyme or something like "it is for no reason split into different lines, just to be called a poet." Well,

First, I'm here to see that for
Jenny (Reading Envy)
I follow Atticus Poetry in Instagram, because it's nice to come across a positive, loving thought in a nice font. Taken as a large group like this is, and listening to them, is just not the way they are meant to be consumed. In this format they don't feel like poems, but idealistic thoughts. I would classify them as greeting card poetry. And delivered in a bit of a Jack Handy voice, it lacks the sweetness of the graphical representation.

Here's an example of a longer one:

"Love is throwing yourse
Tamoghna Biswas
You and I
will be
lost and found
a thousand times
along this
road of us.

When you don’t have the prowess of stringing your thoughts with rhythmic phrases, and you still dream to be called a poet, often you do what’s plausibly the most obvious alternative: Just write the sentences, and press the Enter key in random places. You have written a prose-poem, congratulations!

Just know this, pal, it’s not that easy. Don’t insult Rimbaud, he suffered enough to die young.

Love is
throwing yo
Absolutely wonderful! A book of poetry to dip in and out depending on our mood Beautifully written.
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Honestly don't know why I keep doing this to myself. I know I don't like modern poetry, but damn does the aesthetic of these collections get me every time.
Every time I pick up one of these collections, it's like reading tumblr posts that have been regurgitated over and over again. None of it seems all that original or was all that inspiring. Plus, this collection had photography, but I don't wanna know how much they spent on StockPhoto because they all seemed like things I've seen before?
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant. I loved this book of poems.
It was visually stunning, with photography mixed in, and had some of the best poems I’ve had the pleasure of reading.
Definitely going to be reading this one again soon.

First Read: 23/09/2017
Second Read: 8/10/2017 (to mark pages)
Clumsy Storyteller
to me
is stumbling in the dark
searching for
the right words
to describe
the feeling
I get
when she smiles
while she sleeps.

*Right in the feels*

is diving headfirst
into someone else’s confusion
and finding
that it all makes sense.
Julia Sapphire
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it

I really enjoyed this! I loved MOST of the poems and I also loved the photography!
I tabbed so many quotes and thought that it was a wonderful collection that I would for sure recommend to others. You guys know that I read a lot of mental health novels and poetry. So if I see something I have to call it out, even though it seemed small this quote bothered me:

“Brushing a girl’s hair behind her ear once a day will solve more problems tha
Susan's Reviews
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I listened to the audiobook whenever I was too busy to sit and read.
This author is in love with love, with human emotion. With one perfect imperfect girl.
He exhorts you to live life and to love fearlessly and wildly.
I've ordered more of his poetry. You can't just take one dose of this wild nectar.
Very beautifully read, and written, in both of this book of poetry's formats.
Highly recommended.
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-release, poetry
okay, as a whole, i would NEVER recommend this. listen to me. there are some good poems here, but there is just so much trash too. and the good parts aren't worth the trash. the parts that made me feel something were the handwritten ones - not only were some of the best, they felt meaningful and so i felt affected by them. and then. you see something like this:

I want a quiet life
other times
I want to go
a little bit
fucking Gatsby.

i mean...this is poetry? i wonder how much time it took him
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorites, poetry
** 5+ stars **

Absolutely beautiful. I have so many tabs in my arc, so many of these poems resonated with me.

"We all wear masks,
some with makeup
some with smiles
some with wives and husbands
cars and clothes
we hide from the world
and from ourselves
we hide from our truths
behind our eyes
running always from our real
but somewhere there
where truth meets courage
we are waiting to be found
waiting to stand to the world
masks down
and say loudly and boldly
this is us
this is our truth
this is everything real abou
Karolina Zych
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“I hope to arrive at my death, late, in love, and a little drunk. ”

Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I finished this in 20 minutes lol but i actually really liked it. I think i dog eared about 18 pages because i really liked those pieces, but overall i thought it was quite a nice collection. I loved the ones about love, they made me smile. I haven't read many poetry books written by a male writer, and to read this one, with so much appreciation and awe for the girl he loves, was just wonderful. None of the poems were sad or depressing, even if some were meant to be about heartbreak. It's defini ...more
Elyse  Walters
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Over fresh strawberries and blueberries from the open market this morning...
and a yummy Peets Coffee latte...( yes, shocking.. I’ve been drinking coffee once a week- a change from my morning tea)...
Paul and I lingered over our books lazily this morning.

“Love Life Wild”....
was a freebie from one of our box-libraries homemakers make ...
....a sweet Saturday morning read.

“Obsession is not love, infatuation is not love,
when someone ignores you
Or treats you poorly, carelessly,
or with indifference,
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poetry's magic
is that it is found when it's needed.

Love Her Wild is full of short but nice poems that are complemented by pictures. Though not my favourite poetry book, it was still very enjoyable.
Robin Bonne
May 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry
Short, adolescent Tumblr poems that are closer to platitudes. I listened to the audiobook, which was a brief 40 minutes, and it was an odd experience. The poems were cliché and should have stayed on the internet.
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, library-books
The poetry was very meh, but I am 100% down with his aesthetic.
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