5.0 out of 5 starsJust like A Strangely Wrapped Gift
9 April 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Emily Byrnes' second book of poems has again spoken directly to me. Just like A Strangely Wrapped Gift, Brynes' poems capture the essence of our soul in these beautiful little waves that literally 'swim' across each page. In Swim, there is a little more attention paid to mental health issues, however, the poems speak so universally to human emotion, that even as a person who has not suffered from mental illness the book resonates to the core. The book is hard to put down and is a wonder to read. I know the author personally and wonder how it is that she is at least a decade younger than me...her writing is REAL - teens and young adults will feel found with this book in their hands. It's a magical thing.
Wow this was truly amazing. I tagged and bookmarked so many poems that hit home. I definitely recommend reading this book. If you like books like Milk and Honey then you definitely have to add this to your reading list! I laughed and cried and did a lot of “oh yea totally feel you.” Amazing job Emily.