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God Save the Teen by Andrew Graves - Review

Tuesday, March 29, 2022


I bought this book of poetry in the Waterstones Christmas sale, it was only a pound or so. I wouldn't say I'm a big fan of poetry but for that money I'll take a chance on it. I picked it up at the beginning of March and ended up really enjoying it. There's a lot of really personal poetry in it, and a whole bit which was originally a stage show and which tells the story of Andrew's work as a social worker, as well as some stories about his own early life, including when his mam left when he was eleven. I really liked the poems about Johnny Cash and punks, and several of the personal ones about his own life. It's a really accomplished collection of poems and I would definitely read something else by the same author. He's a little older than me but several of the poems reminded me of my own life. I'm giving this five out of five! 


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