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Depression And Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim


Book Title:  Depression and other magic tricks

Author  Sabrina Benaim

Publishing Company: Button Poetry

Page Numbers: 66 pages

Published: August 8th 2017

Genre: Poetry, Mental Health, Non Fiction

FormatKindle Edition

My Ranting: 5 TEARY STARS.

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I received an ARC from Netgalley, in exchange of an honest Review.

I don’t know how to write this review, tbh. So i guess im gonna start from the very beginning.

i watched a video of Sabrina Benaim, performing a slam poetry piece, Called “Explaining depression to my mother” ( i linked the video for you to watch, if interested).  so when i saw this video, i cried. i cried and i kept watching it over and over, feeling every word she said. feeling like she was talking about me, about what ive been going through in this few past months. i even converted the video into an MP3 and kept listening to it all day!

And then after googling this brilliant girl, Sabrina. i learned that she just published her poetry book  2 months ago. and i just had to read it! i needed something i can relate to. So when my Bestie RAIN, told me that the book is available on NetGalley, i just had to have it!

Im being Too chatty, eh?

Sorry not Sorry, guys.

Here’s my review.

The book is BRILLIANT. literally speaking here, folks.

“i have kissed love on the lips & it did not fill me with anything other than smoke…”

i knew i will love the book, before reading. but this? i  DID NOT expect this emotional flow!

it’s my first Poetry book, it had poems written by and about Sabrina, a girl who suffers from depression, and  she’s just trying to move on with her little life. I literally related to every single word that was written in this book.

“When my friend tells me, i seem smaller, i joke i am too young to be shrinking when he says no Sabrina, i mean skinnier & i tell him not on purpose i am not lying.”

the amount of emotions poured into this book is fan-fucking-tastic! her feelings are so freaking intense, you wouldn’t be able to hold back your tears!

“In some stories, the protagonist has to kill the bad thing to release its light. in my story, i am the protagonist & the bad thing, i have to learn how to bend the light out of myself. i can do that magic.”

Also, Sabrina is pretty Funny, there’s those funny lines, you would fine yourself laughing between your tears. because BOY there’s gonna be huge ugly, tears.

“when i say i like to get high, i mean, sometimes, after i shower i thank the towel.”

The book isn’t full of sad poems, it’s like we’re on a journey with Sabrina, until she reached her own peace. the book left me smiling, and teary.

“i practiced saying i love you in the mirror. not i love you because, or, i love you despite, just: i love you.”

i practically highlighted the whole book. i mean. i felt like  just wanna memorize every single quote that i loved. and hang them on my wall.

ive only Re-read a book or two, in my whole life, i absolutely hate reading something i read before. but i think i practically read every poem in this book twice. and i Plan on reading them more…

Okay i can’t find a place to write those beautiful quotes i wanna share with you all!, so here are some of my Fav quotes; And yep that’s not all of them. Cause yeah, i wanna keep some for my self…


“happiness a bag of sugar too big for my bird bones…”

“i’m good at making people feel good because i have had a lot of practice on myself. practice on myself because i feel sad a lot.”

“me? i am a campfire cold hearts like to sit around and roast their marshmallows in. when i say campfire, i mean tiny furnace, little light lady.”

“if i am holding you without hands, how am i supposed to let go?”

10 thoughts on “Depression And Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim

  1. *starts sobbing* 😭😭😭😭😭

    I……uhhh….you…..YOU FUCKIMG NAILED THIS REVIEW, Nada. 😍😍 I just…..I was waiting to review it next week BUT I DON’T THINK I FUCKING NEED TO!!! You….uhhhh…I DON’T KNOWW!!! I don’t….this book tore me apart and I am soo glad you introduced me to the author via that video link you sent me in the email!!!! 😍😍😍

    LOOOVED IT!! ❤❤ And I am sooo soooo sorry that I am late!!! 😭😭

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    1. holy shit, there’re two of you! i was too confused i opened the site and kept refreshing, i was like who’s lashan? why is he in my notifications! hahahahhaha
      annnd this book is brilliant. but you have to be ready mentally to read it. I loved it cause i relaated to every single word written in it!
      thank you!


  2. First and foremost, I absolutely love your review, I can tell your extremely excited and full of emotion after reading this book. Second, I adore Sabrina with everything in me. She has become my favorite poet and has inspired me in so many ways to write what I feel, despite what others might think or feel. That is the sole purpose of poetry, for me, is to make others feel something they didn’t know they could or feel something they didn’t know others felt. So, thank you for this review, I’ve had so many mixed emotions about reading this book for my own sanity, but it looks like I just have to.

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    1. Thank you so much for your words!
      I literally was just thinking about buying a paperback, cause i just to read it more, and feel it in my hand!
      I haven’t read any other poetry books, but i’m planning to, i just need more recommendation.
      And yes please do read it, and lemme know what you thought :))

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  3. What a lovely and emotional review!! I’m so glad you loved this book, it’s so, so good and I need to buy this and keep it next to my bed at all times. The cover is lovely, too. This book deserves a lot more buzz!!

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