How to (un)Cage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block
Reviewed 19 May 2015
2.5 / 5 Stars
A celebration of girls and women in a three part poetry collection that is powerful, hopeful, authentic, and universal.
I received this book off the bookoutlet.com knowing absolutely nothing regarding what it was about, or that it was a book of poetry….obviously it says so on the cover, but I’m such an impulsive cover buyer, I didn’t really notice.
This book contains some gorgeous poetry and quotes. However I wasn’t expecting it to be so….angry. I’m not sure how much of this book was taken from personal experience or references to true events but the overall tone was so angry, it was hard to look past that into the beauty of the words.
Definitely some gorgeous poetry mixed in and it was a book that really spoke to how women grow up in our generation, but it was a very negative view of life as a woman. I am grateful that the last few poems really convey acceptance and appreciation for growing up with this perspective of life, but it was a long road getting there, which isn’t necessarily the best response to such a short book.
Eh, not really.