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The Strength In Our Scars

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“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” tackles the gut-wrenching but relatable experiences of moving on, self-love, and ultimately learning to heal. In this book you will find peace, you will find a rock, you will find understanding, and you will find hope.

Remember: Whatever is dark within you has also carved light into your soul. Whatever is lost within you has also brought you back home to yourself. Whatever is hurt within you is also healing you in ways you may not understand at that moment in time. This book hopes to show you that.

160 pages, Kindle Edition

First published September 6, 2018

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310 reviews118 followers
October 21, 2018
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 feel strength back again.

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2 reviews
December 7, 2019
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
Profile Image for Natalie Romano.
33 reviews6 followers
January 21, 2019
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 and a chance for redemption, forgiveness, and love.
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20 reviews3 followers
September 5, 2021
It's either i got fooled by the reviews or i just don't get poetry? Is this even poetry? Felt more like a bunch of facebook statuses. Also the repetition was a huge turnoff. A huge turnoff.
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676 reviews387 followers
March 2, 2021
I asked her what happiness felt like,
to which she replied,

“It feels like everything inside of you
has become light again,
like for the first time in years,
your heart has finally learned
how to float above water.”


Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful, and just what I needed. I did cry, but it was a cathartic, cleansing cry and I feel so much better now. I read it first, and I think I'm going to listen to it next.

@rainbowsalt on Instagram is a great follow too.
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495 reviews39 followers
April 18, 2023
maybe this is inspiring and profound if you A. are NOT severely mentally ill & have never attended therapy and B. a person who knows absolutely nothing about poetry (i.e. enjambment, line, form, structure, etc.)…

written for the normies i guess.
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185 reviews128 followers
August 21, 2020
“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 wounds were healing them, that the hardest parts of life were growing them from the inside. I am a firm believer in there being beauty in the contrast—you have not lived until you have died.”

This was such a lovely read.

I docked one star, because I found some pieces to be a bit contradicting (but that's what life is, I suppose). I wish I could list all my favourite pieces here, but there were no titles (which I actually found refreshing).

Side note: I would like to point out that this is not poetry, but prose. It reads a bit like a philosophical self-help book.

“It is all I have lost
that has set me free.”

“These places, they are not where you were born, but they will be where you are reborn.”
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162 reviews103 followers
August 2, 2022
yet another contemporary poetry collection that created a conflict within me. the messages in so many of the poems featured here both hit beautifully and deeply resonated with me, and yet this still was not enough for me to forget what they read like - tumblr poetry that is regurgitated on instagram. some worked, some didn’t. some i wanted to share, others i hope to never think of again.

it’s unfortunately a tale as old as time with our modern poets. i cannot stress enough how important it is to lean into uniqueness as opposed to popularity, always.

"if you are ever going to survive, if you are ever going to come out of the chaos, you have to collect the moments that have inspired you deeply in life and fold them into yourself every night for safekeeping. when the sun seems to rise a little slower and your days are filled with darkened hope, reach into the core of you and remember the warmth. remind yourself that things will be light again.”

- 2.5 stars rounded down to 2.
February 26, 2023
Be the person who cares.
Be the person who makes the effort,
the person who loves without hesitation.
Be the person who bares it all,
the person who never shies away from the depth of their feeling or the intensity of their hope.
Be the person who believes
-in the softness of the world,
in the goodness of other people,
in the beauty of being open and untethered and trusting.
Be the person who takes the chance,
who refuses to hide.
Be the person who makes people feel seen,
the person who shows up.

Trust me when I say-

be the person who cares.
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15 reviews1 follower
January 17, 2019
"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."
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Author 4 books33 followers
April 8, 2020
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, and I guess that works for some people who need the message driven home hard, but this book just wasn’t for me.
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205 reviews42 followers
July 12, 2022
A beautiful little reminder to help in hard times.
This talks of self love and healing. How to be strong and accepting of yourself and others. Life has many battles and these short quotes and ideas remind you of how strong you are and how far you have come already
Profile Image for Lia Strange.
457 reviews198 followers
April 4, 2023
"Every breakdown was just a step
forward into your becoming."

creo que lo encontré en el momento adecuado de mi vida. porque me siento perdida y sola y a veces es lindo leer sobre alguien que le paso lo mismo pero que te ayuda a mejorar.
aparte de eso tengo que decir que todo lo que escribió me gusto, todo me hacia decir si REINA SI, porque es como me siento aunque quizás no estuviéramos hablando de los mismos asuntos. this is me empezando los 22 leyendo un excelente poemario sobre como mejorar en mi vida para ser mas feliz.
tengo que decir que es un poemario que me recuerda mucho a evermore de taylor swift al mismo tiempo " See, you can’t unlove someone. You can’t get
their scent out of your pillowcases, can’t unlearn their
name and forget what it felt like to be immersed in
the hope and beauty of another human being. " eso es happiness de la taylor no me jodan

"At the end of the day, I just want to be proud of the
person I have become"
Profile Image for Ariail Heath.
523 reviews12 followers
March 18, 2021
My review of this should actually be a love letter to Bianca Sparacino because THANK YOU for writing this book. This book felt like it was made for me, every word I drank up like the best cup of coffee in the world. I cried, I laughed, my heart felt every single piece.

This is a collective poetry book focused on healing. It will push you to understand that you must heal yourself and you must understand that the love that is right for you will find you. It really shows you how to fill your own life instead of living with a void.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this book!
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91 reviews34 followers
July 31, 2022
I have mixed feelings: on the one hand, it reads like Tumblr posts from the 2014 sad girl era, while on the other hand, it has a few parts that really made me think.
I think I got tricked into reading this one because of a quote I saw on TikTok and the reviews here. Not particularly my cup of tea, but if you enjoy poetry (I do not even know whether this was poetry or not) you would probably like this book.
1 review5 followers
November 14, 2018
Good reads :)

Remember this, repeat it every single day: You cannot love someone into loving you if they do not.
For your information
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4 reviews6 followers
September 1, 2021
'Never stop elbowing your damn way into this big world. Because you belong here. You matter'
Profile Image for Eske S.
13 reviews3 followers
January 9, 2022
2.5 sterne. Eigentlich hat mir das buch überhaupt nicht gefallen. Es ist zu klischeehaft. Trotzdem sind einzelne passagen drin die mich sehr angesprochen haben.

„Fate does not exist, only effort does. And that is where we fail each other. Because if it was meant to happen, we would have made it happen.“
Profile Image for Anastasia⚘.
16 reviews1 follower
June 15, 2022

"Be brave enough to heal yourself
even when it hurts."

I have a lot of mixed feelings about this poem collection. It wasn't even poems, but prose with some poems inserted in-between. I can't say that I hated that, but it felt like sometimes you don't have place for your own thoughts, because the whole book was just a few poems and a LOT of explanatory prose after that. Plus the amount of repetitions was just too much.

But on a good side, I think the book was worth it. It explains a lot about healing and how you may feel during this journey. I think it didn't affect me as much, because a lot of mentioned quotes and affirmations I've already heard before. Still I feel like reading this collection may help someone with understanding that they're not alone, no matter what they're dealing with right now.
2 reviews42 followers
June 30, 2021
It is a nice read when you want to be in your feels but felt a little repetitive and some passages focus on finding your soulmate and loving the right person while others focus on solely loving yourself which threw me off a bit? Some passages were comforting and others probably would've been more relatable if I was going through heartbreak in this current moment

“You will take your steps forward. You will take your steps back. But you will always be moving, and that is what you need to celebrate."
Profile Image for Sofia.
109 reviews4 followers
January 3, 2022
Everyone should read this. If you're experiencing a breakup or you've been having a hard time lately, read this. I'll recomend this to anyone really, hurt or not, because it feels like a warm hug from your favorite friend you know? It makes you believe in yourself again.
Profile Image for Maria Gracella.
230 reviews150 followers
January 14, 2019
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! ;)
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118 reviews15 followers
April 18, 2023
― “the things that hurt you may have left scars, but they did not destroy you. you survived, and there is hope in that.” 💕
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99 reviews1 follower
December 27, 2022
Quick lil poetry book. Not my fave but got the job done.
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6 reviews1 follower
February 21, 2023
One of the sweetest, heartwarming books that i’ve ever read. A set of reminders that you most definitely need to hear from time to another. The reassurances that you may find yourself looking around for. It’s a book that will make feel hugged, or given a pat on the shoulder.. if that makes sense in any way.
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797 reviews22 followers
December 11, 2018
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.
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