Monday, 4 April 2016

MNJ Poetry - Meagan Jennett

MNJ Poetry by Meagan Jennett is a collection of poems written when the author was a teenager struggling through life and dealing with the overwhelming emotions of adolescence. 

I really feel this is an important collection for both teenagers and adults alike to read. The poems explain some extreme feelings and thoughts that go through the minds of teenagers, things they feel that they cannot talk about and which can lead to them making bad and dangerous decisions. 

I've mentioned before that I don't read poems very often, but when I saw this collection and read what it was about, I immediately knew I had to read it and it went straight in my shopping cart. The poems are all so beautifully written and you can really feel the emotion through the words as you are reading them, I had to take a moment between reading some of the poems to think about what I'd just read and experienced and to wonder how someone managed to get through these feelings at such a young age without the support that they needed. 

As with any collections, there were some poems that I preferred over others but there are none that I would say that I didn't like. 

I really can't express how important I feel that things like this should be read by everyone and then maybe people will be more willing to talk about difficult topics such as teenage depression, cutting and suicide. 

This is a definite recommendation from me. 

I read this book on the 29th of February 2016. 
I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads. 

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