Dear Girl is a journey from girlhood to womanhood through poetry
It is the search for truth in silence
The freeing of the tongue
It is deep wounds and deep healing
And t ...more
I am so impressed with this collection that I am going to recite this one line by line to the girls and women who need empowerment or not (they won't mind I guess!) because we women need to empower ourselves from time to time like we need to take bath, go the toilet or eat food from time to time as basic requirements.
No, I am not being sarcastic here, damn. Thi ...more
“You’re cruelty is no match for my spirit.” I need to remind myself of this daily. Sometimes all it takes is one simple act of another to bring me to my knees.
For being quite short, this book produces an impactful punch to the g ...more
When you're feeling down, read this poetry collection. It's meant to uplift your spirit and to remind yourself that you're more than enough. You don't need to seek validation from anyone. We, as women, should unite and support each other. It's a promising debut poetry collection.
This is my first time listening to a poetry book on audio and I know it will not be my last. Dear Girl was quick listen and I really enjoyed it.
The narration by the author, Aija Mayrock was wonderful. You could feel her feelings through the words and hear the emotion in her voice.
Thank you netgalley and Andrews McMeel Audio for providing Dear ...more
well my NetGalley app decided that this book will restart from the beginning over and over again...after spending the whole day trying to solve the issue I decided to find this as an ebook and read it because at this point I was " I will read this book damnit"
so read as ebook...
this is a great poetry collection
with a strong female voice that inspires!!
if you are searching for timely, feminist short poetry collection- this is it!! ...more
In any case, I wish I could like this book more. Dear Girl follows the rupi kaur trend of short poems meant to empower women, meant to be posted on instagram and look pretty. Now, it's worth noting that ...more
I am not really a fan of free verse but I found the poems quite impactful. However, some poems did sound like motivational sayings rather than poetry. Poetry is entirely subjective of course, so if you love free verse I recommend you try this c ...more
Many thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel ...more
A collection of poetry
to bring you to tears.
Some you feel
Some you might never know,
while wishing you did.
I found myself clapping,
shouting yes this is true.
Rivers forming in my eyes
because I have worn these shoes.
Aija Mayrock's poems will connect
all women kind to another.
We have fought,
we have cried.
This our truth.
We must love each other,
speak out for one another,
hold the candle,
hold the door.
"you might believe the words you speak are weak,
but the echoes of words
can start revolutions."
dear girl, as the author describes perfectly, is "a journey from girlhood to womanhood through poetry. it is the search for truth in silence, the freeing of the tongue, it is deep wounds and deep healing and the resilience that lies within us. it is a love letter to sisterh ...more
You ask me what I wish for you.
I simply say -
Never allow any soul to clip your wings
You were not born a ember,
You were born a flame."
Thank you @netgalley and AndrewsMcmeel Publishers for giving me this review ARC!
Dear Girl is everything a person needs to hear from their loved one, their friends, family, lover, teacher, everyone ... But yet we only get to know it from Aija Mayrock 's heart-touching words✨
I agree this wasn't something revolutionary, not something no one has ...more
The book covers many grounds from sexuality, body image, consent to harassment, misogyny and sexual, physical and mental abuse. It might seem like a wide scope, maybe too many issues of society crunched up into a hundred pages, but this is literally what every woman goes through every day.
There are two things that I loved about the book and which ...more
This is not brilliant poetry. There is no shortage of clichés, though there are several strong moments of more ...more
I got in this book without having any clue or any idea what this is about. 1st surprise to me was that the rhythm and beauty of short and apt poems
The beautiful lines and words were so inspiring and enlightening that it will make you feel more valuable.
Yes, that is the main point or agenda of inspiring books. But this book has it's own way of expressing the pain and overcoming them in such a compact way, being a reader and writer that was very helpful to me.
I was li ...more
READING AGE- 12 AND ABOVE
MY RATING - 5/5
One of my best reads for 2020
The audiobook speaker is the same as the author if I am correct and oh my god! Such powerful voice! Dear girl is narrated so beautifully, the music in the background fits so well with the narration. Yes, it is a poetry book but something in which we all can find ourselves in. I would also like to describe it as a adress, a beautiful warning, a future to come collection of poetry. The voice was so clear an ...more
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Dear Girl is a debut poetry collection about feminism and about becoming a woman. I think it’s a good debut collection and I really like reading poems about feminism. We, women, need to stand together and fight for equality!
you were not born an ember
you were born the flame
I really liked the poems in Dear Girl because I could relate ...more
This poetry collection written by Aija Mayrock is a true hymn to feminism. Her poems tell us to fly high and be proud of ourselves as women. The author talks about gender (in)equality and how that affects our daily lives. This is such a powerful book. Rating: 4/5 stars
Dear Girl is a set of poems dealing with the subject matter of Feminism and everything that goes with it. It almost remain of " the Witch doesn't burn in this one by Amanda Lovelace which was also about the subject matter of Feminism . This was a very quick listened and read since I read it along with listening to it. The narrator was really good since it was author of the book who was reading ...more
This was provided by netgalley as an exchange for a honest review
I think I would've enjoyed more if I had read it with my eyes (the narrator Is amazing, though) , because in the book itself I could have done annotations throughout all the book because this is precious and important.
I, as a young girl who's entering to womanhood, really loved it and appreciate it. This talks about a lot of things us women have to go through all our lives. To the difference in th ...more
This is a poetry collection addressed to women. It's all about women and celebrating women. It's mainly a call to action as well as a calling out in complacency of how women often allow other women to be treated. I think Mayrock is probably a fantastic spoken-word or slam poet. I would love to watch her read some of these poems. That ability shines through a lot of the poems. I personally didn't love this collection. It feels like every other collection that is ta...more
WOOOOOOOOOW WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK!!
Dear Girl it's a very powerful book and I need all the people, women and men, to read this book.
This is a book about all the love you can give and take, to yourself. I really think it is a very neccesary book to read. Has very powerful messages for women, for our mothers, sisters, partners, brothers, partners, fathers, with the aim of telling them that women have the same rights as everyone el ...more
This book of poems is beautifully empowering to females everywhere no matter what race, size, shape, age or beliefs! The poems are short but reach into your core and make you really think about them, about life, about the world!
This book encourages women to support each other and believe in each other and build each other up instead of tearing each other down.
I loved every pa ...more
Poetess: Aija Mayrock
Genre: Poetry, Feminism
This is a collection of beautiful poetries which deals with the silence, truth, resilience shared by all womankind. It touches the string of thoughts which connects us all.
Empowering, Exciting and Enticing poetries which will touch you to the innermost core. One of the most feminist poetry book I have ever read. Her words are simple yet so breathtakingly truthful. She speaks for all of us, she touches those topics whic ...more
Overall I enjoyed the book, as I do most poetry. I think reading the paper copy of the book may have been more enjoyable but it was also interesting to hear the authors version with emphasis on certain portions. The majority of the poems dictated a powerful message towards women and their equality and place in the world. Some of the poems were better writte ...more
As for the poems, I loved that the topic about feminism was intersectional and included all of the feminist issues going from sexual violence and misogyny to supporting women of colour and every shape, the LGBTQ+ community and more. They sometimes remain rather general, though. At first, I fe ...more