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The Strength In Our Scars

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  844 ratings  ·  117 reviews
“The Strength In Our Scars” is Bianca Sparacino’s reminder to you: No matter what you’re going through, no matter where you are on your healing journey—you are strong.
Through poetry, prose, and compassionate encouragement you would expect from someone who knows exactly what you’re working through, Sparacino is here with the words you need. “The Strength In Our Scars” tack
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Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published September 6th 2018 by Thought Catalog Books
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danicatalyst
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
"How they make you feel
says a lot about them
and nothing about you.
Trust me when I say
someone who makes you question
if you are worthy of being loved
is not worthy of being loved by you."
stefiereads
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
This is a book that I wish I read during my heart break moments back then. This book is encouraging, it strengthen you, it make you feel less lonely. This book is like a friend that speaking right to your ears and tell you that even though everything look sucky at the moment, sooner or later you will be okay again, and you will get through it. And that healing take times, no matter how long that is, the important thing is to not punish ourselves :) To take all the time that we need to heal, to f ...more
Natalie Romano
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the book I didn’t know I needed. Reading it is like getting a hug from a friend. Have you ever felt like you didn’t deserve the good things in your life? This entire book will remind you that you’re worthy of all the love and care that you give to other people. We cannot love others if we don’t love ourselves first.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is healing through a difficult season. Even as painful memories and experiences return to us on those bad days, there’s always hope
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Shi ❀
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I am a firm believer in there being beauty in the contrast. In the light and the dark days. In the hope and the hurt. In the fire and in the ash. I am a firm believer in the fall and in the rise; in the sin and in the saving. I am a firm believer in the broken, the people who hold their pieces together with belief, who bandage their fear in faith. I am a firm believer in the souls who have always managed to protect their soft; who have always known, even when it ached the most, that their wo ...more
Nicole SY
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Lose yourself in books, in art, in the haze of new horizons. Lose yourself in curiousity, in knowledge, in passion ......... but never lose yourself in love; never lose yourself in another person. You are your own home - please don't ever forget that."
Meriem
Dec 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Am I the only one who found it boring and too repetitive ? Some passages are good but most of it is just about love and heartbreaks as if they are the center of the universe. No hate but I just couldn't enjoy it
Elena ( The Queen Reads )
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Sometimes courage is a quiet fight, a dim softness within you, that flickers even on your darkest days and reminds you that you are strong, that you are growing—that there is hope.
Hannah (flippingchapters)
I wish I could give this book a million stars... I couldn’t think of a better time than now to pick up this book. It was incredibly uplifting and inspiring — exactly what I needed. If you’re going through a difficult time, I highly recommend this read!
Majida Akilah
May 02, 2020 rated it liked it
As the title says (The strength in our scars) is a collection of poetry about finding light even in the darkest days ( strength in scars/wounds).
Janice Nawal
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ugh the feels
lucy  Ü
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this is a beyond beautiful poetry book - that's all I'm gonna say about it : )
P.D. Dawson
Apr 08, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book really wasn’t for me, so I apologise for the 1 Star, but it’s repetitiveness and inner contradictions drove me mad. At one point saying, you don’t need anyone else to live your life to the full, and then at another saying how love will make you whole. I’m sure some people will find comfort in this book, but I mistakingly read this thinking it would be a little deeper. If I hadn’t bought it, then I probably wouldn’t have read it all. Reading a couple pages pretty much is all you need, a ...more
Deny Rahmalianto
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
The book is beautifully written. I like the way author use metaphors in the articles. It's just, some advice sound cliche, and some parts feel repetitive.

Overall, it's still a good reminder for all of us.
Lee Abesamis
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good reads :)

Remember this, repeat it every single day: You cannot love someone into loving you if they do not.
For your information
Maria Gracella
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so so so in love with this book! It’s so captivatingly written. i ended up highlighting and marking every words and sentences i love, which is basically almost the entire book! ;)
森ーん
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
"You have to pay attention. To the things that make you believe in being alive, to the people that support you and build you up and make you feel like you’re understood in a world that can sometimes feel like a haunted and hurtful place. You have to pay attention to the life you want to create for yourself, because you are in charge of your own happiness, you are in charge of who you become."



A lot things about love and heartbreaks. While someone like me who always think 'broken heart' is a norma
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Ayu Satiti
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Thankyou very much for someone recommended me this book. A self-help book, but i think its more like self-acceptance book(if that even existed) Its strange to read sentences telling us how important ourselves. That we are enough. Well, I guess we are idk haha. There are some contradiction for sure from pages to pages. But overall a very nice light reading in the beginning of 2020(no kidding).

P.s. I'm really bad at reviewing and sorry for the bad grammar
Fatma Yalçın
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-english
I’ve read this book over the course of the last few months whenever I needed to read a few encouraging words. I was going through a hard time in my life and I had lost my way a little bit. This book helped me to find my way again, so thank you Ms. Sparacino.
Andrea Kuhnell
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This will be one I read again and again... I felt and absorbed so much of this. I cried and I smiled.
Grace
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. It is like getting a hug from a special person or friend. Something you needed when you are going through a hard time. Everything in here is beautifully written and so much appreciated.
Khanh Do
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My healing journey leads me to this book and I am really grateful. I learn that there’s nothing abnormal or wrong in the way I fall for the wrong person, for the way I pour love on him profoundly or for the way I hurt so bad after realising how he deceived me after all this time. The book comforts my soul and teach me the best lesson in life: forgive and embrace my self, my imperfections.
Cikita
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is just lightening my mood! Love it so much!!!
Alyssa
Jul 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, poetry-books
I honestly liked the author's other book compared to this one. It's so-so.

...they were taught that "I love you"
doesn't always mean, "I'll stay."
Pauline Ciuputri
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a poetry & prose book on moving on, self love, survival and healing — then this one shall do right by you. A book I wish I had read when I was heartbroken. A very encouraging piece, like a friend, understanding and strengthening. Bianca emboldens her readers to be emotionally vulnerable.

It opens your eyes that you are worthy of love and to be chosen based on merit despite your flaws, therefore you shall never settle for less than what you believe you deserve, but foremost
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N. Fatin Afrina
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Remember— you are seventy percent water; you have it within you to be soft


A sweet compilation of assurances that it's okay to be okay and that you're doing fine. If you need words to make uou feel better, this is the book for you.

But personally, the words in here are nothing new or unique for me. I came into this expecying vibes from "This Is Me Letting You Go" that book I wont shut up about and I realized that not all these self-love and moving on nooks are for me. The lines are super repet
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Assa
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
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Brandon
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I do not often read poetry. Most of the times that I have read poetry has been in the English classroom where I am getting forced to break apart a poem and figure out what it could mean. This book gave me a completly different look into poetry as a whole. One of the things that I have looked at lots before is inspirational quotes, I could spend hours reading through the many short quotes of famous people saying that you can do it. This was what the book was in many ways, it was encouragment that ...more
Krisha Bayer
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS!

OH. MY. GOSH.
I literally highlighted every other page of this masterpiece.
How can someone produce such a wonderful book that could pierce through my heart?
I bet you, Biance Sparacino is a sister that gives you advice through love and life.
She breath out the words that you needed to hear if you're going through something and suddenly you'll feel lifted and eased after hearing her.
Why do I feel like it's as if she's the one talking to me while reading this book?
I am so in love with th
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Nicole
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was disappointed. It is clear that she has found success in a handful of buzzy one liners about softness, “finding a home in yourself”, etc — and don’t get me wrong, the first
time I read pieces of hers with such prose and concepts I was moved and appreciated the beauty. But then, a few more pages in, I was smacked in the face with the same idea and wording again and again and again. Her writing on such topics quickly lost its beauty and became a repetitive commodity that I interpreted as an ob
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Quincella Harrison
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good self-help book!

I found an article on another website that led me to this book. It is filled with helpful ways to move past the hurt of a relationship. The author spoke to my heart and kept my attention until the end. I rarely read books in one setting. I could identify with her continuous saying of, '...those who love deeply.' She helped me see myself and come to the realization that it was their inability to love me and not something wrong with me. Although it is written from a secular per
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