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message 1: by Kayy (new)

Kayy I think Gabbies irritating. From what I've seen of her, my first reaction was *irritating* and didn't need anything else. But she's been around 'predominantly' for maybe 2 years.. I only heard about her last year, and already she's got a book. It's like they'll hand it out to anyone now that makes any kind of YouTube waves. 'Heres a book deal. Write about the..nothing you've done'


message 2: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Joaquin The hasn't even been released yet so how'd you manage to read it and have such a bad opinion on it?


message 3: by Felix (new)

Felix Thundermann Thank you Brandon... plus I'm got going to trust a review that does not have the right of.


message 4: by Riley (new)

Riley I'm a book reviewer and got an advanced copy...


message 5: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (Page by Page) Actually, Gabbie didn't have a book deal at all, this was something she just really wanted to do, so she did it. And also she's been around for about 5 years, so just because you find her irritating doesn't mean you should say what she enjoys doing is bad. I mean how would you feel is someone told you that what you enjoy is stupid?


Chloe Sasha Chaloult It means don’t believe everything you read in a book. She was saying that she could tell you she likes something and you would believe her but she could actually hate it but you wouldn’t know that because she wrote that she did. (I don’t know if I’m making any sense)


message 7: by Riley (new)

Riley Chloe Sasha Chaloult wrote: "It means don’t believe everything you read in a book. She was saying that she could tell you she likes something and you would believe her but she could actually hate it but you wouldn’t know that ..."

I know what it means. It wasn't deep


message 8: by Amaya (new)

Amaya Its meant to be like that, its her own personal style. Some people hate Emily Dickinson, but she's an incredibly well known artist that many more like. Sure, its very different styles but... its an opinion thing. Don't like it, don't read it. But just don't hate on it.


message 9: by Riley (new)

Riley Amaya wrote: "Its meant to be like that, its her own personal style. Some people hate Emily Dickinson, but she's an incredibly well known artist that many more like. Sure, its very different styles but... its an..."

I'm allowed to state my opinion just as you are. And saying "don't like it, don't read it" is stupid. How am I supposed to know I don't like it if I don't read it.

I get what she was going for as I have read the poetry that she was inspired by, but in my opinion this wasn't good.


message 10: by Aaliyah (new)

Aaliyah I love how it says "astounding," but it doesn't sound moving or feeling at all. I don't know Gabbie, not a fan, not an anti, but that one excerpt posted above makes me very... Confused on what she is trying to go for. I can understand writing childishly to get a point across, but that just... I know at least five people from college that tweet like that on the daily, but that doesn't make it poetry. I want to read more to see if I can even begin to like it (from the viewpoint of someone who isn't a fan of Gabbie to begin with, since most of the people saying it's amazing are super fans), but this excerpt doesn't make me want to.

Side note, I cannot ever begin to understand why people say, "don't like it, don't read it, don't hate." Well, obviously to see if you don't like it, you would have to read it. And most of the "hate," I've seen is from very kind reviewers (such as Riley) who are giving a very frank review. How can you expect to become better as a writer or to learn your fanbase and how diverse it really is, unless you get that direct, blunt feedback?


message 11: by Shwey (new)

Shwey So whatever is written above is now supposed to qualify as poetry? Yikes.


✨ Chloe Maay ✨ I said the same thing! Just like a dumb tweet. There were a few that she obviously tried hard with, but it didn't make up for the vast amount of weird page fillers.


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