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
Format: Kindle Edition
My Ranting: 5 TEARY STARS.
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?”