Book Review: Swimming Lessons by Lili Reinhart.

I picked up 'Swimming Lessons' by Lili Reinhart last weekend and read it within a night. It's a beautiful book, that I couldn't put down.

The Blurb.

I seem to be your new favorite novel.
One that keeps you up at night,
turning my pages.
Fingers lingering on me so you don’t lose your place.

In her first collection of poetry, Lili Reinhart explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion.

Relatable yet deeply intimate, provocative yet comforting, bite-size yet profound, these beautiful poems are about growing
up, falling down, and getting back up again. They capture what it feels like to be a young woman in today’s image-obsessed world with Lili’s trademark honesty, optimism, and unique perspective.

Accompanied by striking and evocative illustrations, the poems in Swimming Lessons reveal the depths of female experience, and are the work of a storyteller who is coming into her own.

My Review.

I'm not a big poetry reader, but I was really interested in this book and couldn't resist picking up a copy. I'm a big fan of Riverdale, so I knew about Lili's acting, but I had no idea she was a writer until a few weeks ago. 

'Swimming Lessons' is a collection of her poetry. There are short poems and longer ones, covering topics from love and relationships to anxiety and depression. There is a very sweet introduction about how poems can relate to people and that's what Lili wanted from sharing hers with the world. While I didn't relate to every single one, I found beauty in her words and the ones I did relate to, I couldn't resist bookmarking to read again. 

For someone who doesn't read poetry, I found myself smiling when the words connected with me and I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished it. Now it's ready to be taken to Lucy today so she can read it too!

The book itself is beautiful and looks like a gorgeous coffee table book that you can pick up and open at any page at any point for words of meaning and inspiration. If you love poetry or fancy reading something new, I highly recommend it!

Happy Reading!

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