I came back again with another NetGalley book that I should have read and reviewed a long time ago but did not read. At this point, I need to stop asking for books (that I have, but still have a pile of it) so that I do not have to deal with a threatening pile.
I’m nearing the end of my semester, so I’ll have some time to write blog posts other than reviews only, which were the original intent of this blog. I look forward to it and sharing more with you!
And we call it love
By Amanda Wink
Get it Here
summary of the story
Claire and Zari are best friends. They write music together, go everywhere together, and they know everything about the other. At least they did before Zari started dating. The more Zari falls into the discussion, the less time she has for everything else. At first, Claire sets it up for a new and exciting relationship, and she tries to be happy for her friend despite her loneliness. When Zari starts showing up for school with semi-hidden gangs, Claire knows there is something darker in this relationship that needs to be stopped.
* A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
t / w: abuse, gas lighting
This collection of poetry was addictive. If I had not started it at four in the morning, I would have finished it in one sitting.
And we call it love is a collection of poetry that encompasses the themes of friendship, love, adolescence, prejudice and abuse. It reads like a diary entry from the point of view of Zari, a talented writer, and her good friend Claire, a great guitarist.
Unlike many poems I read, it was easy to read. You did not have to think too much, it almost feels like you are reading a novel as it follows a linear timeline. I have never read such a song before, and it is particularly memorable.
The two best friends were amazing, and I loved the relationship between Zari’s brother and Claire. There were many themes in this song, and it was just a great read full of so much friendship and love. Not to mention anger and mistrust, but mostly great friendships that made me shed a few tears. It was a roller coaster of emotions.
The song design is without a doubt the most interesting part of the book. He uses alignment to show the conversation between the characters or their actions and thoughts. It was extremely refreshing.