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Nineteen // A Wake Up Call for Everyone

NineteenNineteen by Makenzie Campbell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars




By the author of the wildly successful 2am Thoughts, comes Nineteen — titled after the poet’s age when she wrote this new book. Nineteen is a collection of poetry that broaches heartbreak, love, loss, war,
peace, and healing.

For every place we go, there is a feeling or memory that’s been painted on the walls. You can paint over it, but it will always be there. Even if you can’t
see it, you know.

You can feel the heartbreak inside the bedroom where you lost a love.

You can feel the hope at the coffee shop where a beginning happened.

You can feel the healing as you sit in the driver’s seat, in charge of your own life.


ARC provided by NetGalley and Central Avenue Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All quotes are subject to change upon final publication.

I absolutely loved this collection of poetry! Makenzie Campbell fills it with love, heartache, friendship, grief, and all in between. She shares the brutal truth of our society.

We have belittled ourselves into accepting the standards set by paper magazines and digital corrections.

What I love about this most, is it’s a wake up call. A realization.

When did other’s perception of you become more important than your own opinion?

I think this quote really ties up the message of this book. It speaks for what we need to hear, or rather read. It continues to reach into your heart to mention falling in love, breakups, friendships, friends lost, and family. Most importantly, knowing your self worth.

I literally cannot recommend this enough to anyone. If you can read and understand the flow of poetry, please pick this up. In an era where we truly measure our self worth by the amount of likes we receive or follows, this work of poetry really becomes an essential read to remind ourselves to stay grounded and true to ourselves.

Thank you Makenzie Campbell.

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