Reviews tagging 'Medical trauma'

Call Us What We Carry, by Amanda Gorman

5 reviews

sophtanda's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful reflective sad fast-paced

5.0

Really enjoyed it, it definitely felt reflective of the start of covid and the first lockdown, it was also very interesting as the style of the poems changed making each to feel refreshing 

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readandfindout's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced

4.5

Style/writing: 5 stars
Themes: 4.5 stars
Perspective: 4 stars

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michaelion's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective sad medium-paced

4.0

Oh yeah, this book is goonna go down in history for, at the very least, almost perfectly capturing the feelings we had during the moments we lived through between November 2019 and August 2021. I'm always a sucker for time travel in movies and tv, but mixing the distant past with the present? More than that, using the direct words of the past as if they were said in the present?! Future historians, it's all here. It's all there. It's all real. It made me uncomfortable a couple times but that's because the wound is still fresh. As said in some of the poems, it's still ongoing. I'm sure I'll read this again in 10 20 30 60 years with a familiar hindsight and vague rememberance, and probably feel as sick to my stomach as I feel now. But, not a bad sick. A sad sick. Mourning sickness. We'll never not mourn, even if we forget. But with this book at least a part of us will always remember.

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iamsammie27's review against another edition

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reflective sad

3.0


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thereadingnurse2021's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful informative inspiring reflective tense fast-paced

5.0


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