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"Don't you see? The people close to me tend to get hurt. 
That's all I've ever wanted to prevent."

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Tsubasa Chronicle: Kurogane & Fai

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You are me... 
And that's why I shall end this with my own hands.

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"Gideon Prewett. It took five Death Eaters to kill him and his brother Fabian. They fought like heroes."

(Rose Leslie as Molly Prewett/Weasley, Eddie Redmayne as Gideon and Fabian Prewett, Arthur Darvill as Arthur Weasley)

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"You know how interesting the purchase of a spongecake is to me."

- Jane Austen in a letter to Cassandra Austen (15th-17th June 1808)

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"Hoy es uno de esos días en los que yo me levanto, pero pareciera que mi alma no lo hace.
Ilógico, ¿no? Levantarte con un pedazo menos de tí, y en lugar de estar más liviana, te sientes más pesada."

- Como si el hecho de que me hubiese olvidado de cargar todos los sentimientos, me implicara una carga más grande que cualquiera.
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Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann - Book Review
Book Description:

Every little girl goes through her princess phase, whether she wants to be Snow White or Cinderella, Belle or Ariel. But then we grow up. And life is not a fairy tale.
Christine Heppermann’s collection of fifty poems puts the ideals of fairy tales right beside the life of the modern teenage girl. With piercing truths reminiscent of Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins, this is a powerful and provocative book for every young woman. E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars, calls it “a bloody poetic attack on the beauty myth that’s caustic, funny, and heartbreaking.”
Cruelties come not just from wicked stepmothers, but also from ourselves. There are expectations, pressures, judgment, and criticism. Self-doubt and self-confidence. But there are also friends, and sisters, and a whole hell of a lot of power there for the taking. In fifty poems, Christine Heppermann confronts society head on. Using fairy tale characters and tropes, Poisoned Apples explores how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, and their friends. The poems range from contemporary retellings to first-person accounts set within the original tales, and from deadly funny to deadly serious. Complemented throughout with black-and-white photographs from up-and-coming artists, this is a stunning and sophisticated book to be treasured, shared, and paged through again and again.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via eldeweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Two words for you: feminist poetry.
Christine Heppermann uses the fairy tales we all grew up listening to criticize our society and the expectations and pressures put on women since a very young age: you have to look perfect, act a certain way, please men, work hard. She brings up various themes, like anorexia, consent and even marriage. The poems have a very refreshing view of things girls go through.
Using the author’s own words, here’s the best way to describe Poisoned Apples:
"If you find the dividing line between fairy tales and reality, let me know. In my mind, the two run together, even though the intersections aren’t always obvious. The girl sitting quietly in class or waiting for the bus or roaming the mall doesn’t want anyone to know, or doesn’t know how to tell anyone, that she is locked in a tower. Maybe she’s a prisoner of a story she’s heard all her life - that fairest means best, or that bruises prove she is worthy of love.
But here’s a great thing about stories: they can be retold.”
I honestly didn’t expect to like this book very much, for I am not a big fan of poetry. However, I was intrigued by the cover and the book description, so decided to give it a try and I was surprised in a really good way. One may say “I would recommend this book to any girl who considers herself a feminist”, but I would recommend it to any female, period. No matter the age, color or social status. Everyone will be able to find at the very least one poem they’ll be able to relate to. While I didn’t love them - like I said, I’m not a big fan of poetry - as a young woman, I did appreciate the themes the author brought up, because we don’t see enough of this stuff out there.
Rate: 4 stars.


when you reread a book or rewatch a show/movie and you notice things


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