20 Nov 2017

Depression & Other Magic Tricks | Review

Title: Depression & Other Magic Tricks 
Author: Sabrina Benaim
Pages: 112 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Button Poetry
Rating: ★★★

Review

This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Button Poetry!

Depression & Other Magic Tricks is a poetry collection with poems about mental health, love and family. Depression & Other Magic Tricks is Sabrina Benaim’s debut novel.

Depression & Other Magic Tricks is my third poetry collection that I’ve read and really liked. I didn’t love it because some poems were really weird or I didn’t fully understand certain poems. I do have some favourites that I really liked:
  • single
  • that awkward moment
  • magic trick 001
  • (i)
  • (ii)
  • how to fold a memory
  • on releasing light
  • magic trick 003
  • poem from the moment after you left for chimwemwe
  • so my friend tells me she identifies as a mermaid…
Some of the poems were relatable or just really good and enjoyable to read. I love that the poems were about mental health, love and family. Those are the most important things in life. Sabrina Benaim has a special way of writing poems and I cannot wait to discover more poems written by her!

Here’s one of my favourite poems:

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