12 Feb 2019

You Are Here | Review

Title: You Are Here
Author: Dawn Lanuza
Pages: 272 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release date: 12 February 2019
Rating: ★★★★


Growth and change—two powerful anthems resonate throughout this collection of poetry and prose that will leave you feeling emboldened and empowered.

You Are Here is Dawn Lanuza’s newest collection of contemporary poetry that lends itself to the idea of giving ourselves second chances. These self-healing poems and words draw on central themes of self-love, self-discovery, and empowerment. In order to survive the vicissitudes of life, You Are Here boldly reminds readers to always choose themselves, and in times where it seems impossible, to find the courage and strength to start anew.


This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing and Netgalley!

And the boy who wanted her to stay
was one of the first ones who went away 

You Are Here is a beautiful poetry collection about love, relationships, self-reflection, … This is the second poetry collection I’ve read by Dawn Lanuza.

You’re the only one missing out,
not them. 

I think that You Are Here is such a good poetry collection and I really liked reading about different topics. I think that these poems are really well written and some of them are really beautiful and relatable.

And isn’t it sad
to be sad
and not be able to say it 

Favourite poems:
  • how to love in the dark
  • all this wanting
  • sad girl
  • the mechanic
  • bad kisser
  • passing through
  • self-medicate
  • falling in love with your words
  • she wins
  • this is your lullaby
  • true nightmare
  • role-playing
  • you’ve got standards, so what?
  • vessel
  • grow
  • rise
  • y/n


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