All I can say is I CAN'T WAIT for this author to write/release her next book. Every young lady should have a copy because these are real life issues she addresses but in very down to basic language with a little humor and poetry. She is someone everyone can relate to as she truly knows how to connect... As a mother who has been through a divorce, this book gives me a clearer perspective on what teens experience during a divorce.
I'm Much Better on Paper
Kristin Hunt, author
Early on in this unique book—part poetry collection, part life story—Kristin Hunt recounts a disturbing experience she had at a sleepover with her volleyball team. As the party got underway, her white classmates began using racial slurs and laughing. Hunt, one of the few black girls at the party, tried to explain what was so wrong with these words but quickly realized that her classmates didn’t care. Hunt, a natural poet and writer, instinctively knows the vital importance of words, and she carefully chooses precisely the right ones to describe her experiences with racism and sexism. Several of her poems, including “STOP,” show the frustration she feels with white society and its relationship with black artists. One section features odes to old boyfriends, balanced between thoughtful insights and hilarious lines. Other poems showcase the pains of growing up. Verses like “I Want” and “A Yearning Soul” explore her powerful desires and dreams. While Hunt probes delicate situations and heartfelt emotions, she never loses her bold and brilliant voice. Through her poetry, she invites you into her life and offers a new spin on growing up and finding your place in the world.