Book Review: The Last Time I’ll Write About You by Dawn Lanuza
Published November 5th 2016 by Indie Sisiw (first published 2016)
NA/YA > Poery
Blurb from Goodreads
Should I be
That my only idea
I’m a huge fan of Dawn Lanuza and I inhale her books like crack, but for some reason, I still struggle when I’m reviewing her books. Probably because I’m finding it hard to put my ~feels~ into words. I think a lot of reviewers are with me on this. But I’ll try to summon all the words I can get to show how I adore this book.
If you have been following me or my blog, you’ll know that I have read and reviewed Dawn Lanuza’s previous books here on the blog and I loved every one of them. That’s why I was so excited when I found out that she has a new book AND that it will be a collection of poems. So first off, I just want to say how proud I am of the author for venturing out of the usual genre she writes.
I didn’t finish TLTIWAY right away and I did that on purpose. Every line hits me. The book is about the stages of a relationship and it’s amazing how you’ll relate in every poem. This book comes with honest feelings about adoration, hurt and moving on. In short, it’s for every kind of reader who have been there and going through it. If you’re that person, let this book help in healing you.
Half a star deducted because I’m looking for one thing that I can’t figure out what and it’s really frustrating me because I can’t explain what that ‘one thing’ is.
But even with that, I have nothing more to say about TLTIWAY other than it’s beautifully written. With beautiful art. And that it’s beautifully haunting. It hits home, heart break, pain, longing, lost love. It’s real, it’s raw, it’s relatable. It feels like a secret you don’t want to share but at the same time you want everyone to know. The words linger, and that’s truly the most important gift a book can ever give you. I highly recommend picking up a copy–it will stay with you for days, if not years. But one piece of advice. Read it slowly. Highlight passages. Bookmark them, write them on your hands, muse about how closely they relate to your life. Then read it again.
Dawn Lanuza writes contemporary romance, young adult fiction and poetry. She’s a music elf by day and a meet cute writer by night. ‘The Boyfriend Backtrack’ is her first book. She currently lives with her family and an adopted dog.
She sometimes blogs at dawnlanuza.com.