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Multiverses by Celia Lisset Alvarez
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it was amazing

Have you reached the end of the tether twice, tied a knot and held on for far too long? Was it better than sitting beneath the Damoclean sword, whose harm's-way was held in place by a string of thread? Celia Lisset Alvarez has detailed her harrowing experience in a series of poetic lines.

The author adopted the first-person point of view in her narration which not only gives the reader a first-hand experience of the circumstances surrounding the death of her children but also endears her to the readers as well. Her choice of simple, yet figurative language is commendable because it ensured that the coherence of the poem was not interrupted all through the book.

Alvarez's overt stylistic is borrowed from the theory of multiverses. She presents various scenarios of her son's absence in her life and goes ahead to resurrect them in another worldline. This, I believe, is what I loved most about this book. Her impeccable ability to teleport me from the realistic state that she was into another better situation was equally cathartic.

The author's undying spirit displayed strength and affection for one's family. She foregrounded the sacrifices that mothers would make for their children and family alike. Reading through the lines, I couldn't help but admire her infallibility and perfect desire to overcome one's challenges.

The plot construction of this book has a steady development, with suspense in between the lines. Moreover, the inclusion of Spanish vocabulary and Biblical verses in the book has added to its aesthetic beauty and given it a sense of originality. I recommend it as a therapeutic read for mothers that seek a source of inspiration after losing their children. I equally recommend it to lovers of poetry_free verse poetry. On a scale of 1-5, it would be fair enough to award this book a perfect rating for its outstanding presentation.
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Celia Lisset Alvarez Thank you, Hellen, for your kind words.

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