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Your Own, Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill
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Mar 10, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult-poetry, death, suicide, printz-honor, read-2008, reviews

"Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath" is a biography written in verse. At the bottom of each verse is a footnote that provides more information about Sylvia's life.

The book is for older teens and it definitely is not an uplifting book, Sylvia did not live a life free of turmoil, but it is written in such a novel way that it is an interesting read. Sylvia does attempt suicide by overdosing on medication, but her family rescues her, but later on in her life she succeeds in the task of killing her self.

If the purpose of the book is to get the reader to search out Sylvia's poems it succeeds. I will check out "The Collected Poems" at my library.

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