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Lord of the Butterflies by Andrea Gibson
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Recommended to Beatrice by: Chesca

Thank you Button Poetry for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Is it possible to get chills reading a poetry collection? Andrea Gibson's Lord of the Butterflies did. The poems centered on mental health, love, pain, loss and queer relationships. It's heartwrenching, raw, emotional and honest. My favorite poem is Orlando. That piece struck me hard woth sadness, anger and pain. An outcry to the innocent victims of the nightclub massacre years ago and the last two verses made me cry:

when this world, drunk
on hate, decides blood
is wine and drinks its fill
in the only place
they ever thought was safe?
in the only place they thought
they didn't have to hide?

in the only place they were wanted
because of who they loved,
and how they loved,
until someome walked through their bodies
and asked who was still alove
and hardly anyone
put their hand up

Lord of the Butterflies is a masterpiece and an eye-opening collection understanding more about the LGBT community. I recommend it to everyone and many thanks to my friend Chesca, for introducing this book to me.
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Reading Progress

February 14, 2019 – Shelved
February 14, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 20, 2019 – Started Reading
February 20, 2019 – Shelved as: arc
February 22, 2019 – Finished Reading

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JV (semi-hiatus) This sounds great! Fantastic review, Beatrice! 😃


Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic Thank you, JV! :D


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