Mend: Poems by Kwoya Fagin Maples

darbylacey's review

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challenging emotional fast-paced


carriepond's review

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These will stick with me. The poems about the women Sims experimented on gives them the depth and humanity that they deserved but weren't given when they needed it most. And that Fagin Maples ends the collection with poems about her grandmother, mother, and daughters that beautifully encapsulate motherhood is perfect and wonderful. This was a very thoughtful and thought-provoking collection.

pdedgar's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful informative reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


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lanais's review

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This book is heartbreaking and also beautiful, painful and also joyful