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At school, I learned that words,
More than weapons,
Could destroy bodies,
Could break hearts
More than fists or fury.

This is the story of Chris, what happened to him at age eleven and how that would change the rest of his life. A life-affirming and powerful coming of age verse novel that shines a light on chronic illness, who we are and how we live.

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Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 7th 2021 by UCLan Publishing
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Amisha Acharya (Specks Of Thoughts)
The first striking feature of this book is its cover which is very thoughtful and rightly relates to the content that is within the book. This was my first experience of reading a verse novel and therefore, in the beginning, I had my little struggles of adapting to such a format. But slowly and slowly the words sank in and I felt connected. As the title suggests, everything revolves around the “guts”. No wonder, guts are so important that we do have a handful of idioms and sayings on this body p ...more
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Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You know from the very beginning, right after reading the first poem what is about to happen. And the fact that this is written in poetry form does nothing to lift the weight of the meaning.
It's beautiful. Sad, and strong and full of suffering, but beautiful. There is so much power in these poems, so much energy... It's so beautiful to read and if I have to recommend just one thing in 2020 - I wish it could be that one. But I have a couple of books I have to say this about, so it's a really diff
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