Easy to read poems about being an adult to make you chuckle.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
Gabbie Hanna is a comedian and vlogger known for her YouTube channel The Gabbie Show. She is also an actress, author, poet and singer-songwriter. She wrote Adultolescence, a book of poems, which was released on 19 September 2017. Rest assured, there is nothing boring or majorly deep about her poems that revolves around being an adult. In fact, you will probably have a few “me too!” moments. And definitely a few laugh-out-loud moments too. It reminded me a bit of I Could Pee on This, a book about poems by cats. The poems just hit closer to home in Adultolescence.
She tackles failed relationships, body issues, loneliness, depression and anxiety. On the flips side, there are poems about believing in yourself, food and pets. Quite often a poem would pop up that first made me laugh, and then made me think about it for a moment.
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE
Some of the poems are a bit long, and my attention wandered all over before I realized that I did not hear a word that I read. Some of the poems seemed a bit forced. There was actually a poem about how she needs page fillers to make her target. Which is also funny. Luckily there wasn’t too many of these.
WHAT I THOUGHT:
Please don’t start reading this book with high expectations of perfect prose and hard-hitting issues. It is just a fun read. It took me about two hours to finish the whole thing. I just finished a rather deep and difficult read (Before We Were Yours), and reading this book felt like a little mini holiday before I tackle the next serious read.