Inward By Yung Pueblo.

The Diverse Reader Inward By Yung Pueblo Book Review

Title: Inward

Author: Yung Pueblo

Genre: Poetry

Published: October 6, 2017

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Total Pages: 240 pages

Topics Include: Meditation, Self Love, Empowerment

Amazon Synopsis: From poet, meditator, and speaker Yung Pueblo, comes a collection of poetry and prose that explores the movement from self-love to unconditional love, the power of letting go, and the wisdom that comes when we truly try to know ourselves. It serves as a reminder to the reader that healing, transformation, and freedom are possible.

I came across Inward by Yung Pueblo when I was searching for a new poetry book to read. Inward is a collection of poetry that speaks on empowerment, self love, self reflection, and meditation. Each poem had a theme or a message for any reader. I was intrigued on the synopsis and went ahead to purchase the book from Barnes & Noble. I wanted to go into detail about what I thought about the book.

My favorite poem:

“true power

is living

the realization

that you are your own

healer, hero, and leader.”

My thoughts:

Inward by Yung Pueblo is a collection of poetry that is broken down into different sections: distance, union, interlude, self-love, and understanding. Alongside the poetry that was written was also short stories or lessons. While reading this poetry book, I was given short poetry that surrounded a theme of self love, self discovery and self reflection. The poetry reminded me of tumblr poetry, affirmations and tips on how to be happier internally. The title itself gives the reader insight on what the poetry is about which is to look inward. The poetry is something that I think had an overall lesson but the poetry was repetitive in this 240 page book.

I think if the book was shorter and seen as an affirmation book it could have been taken differently in my eyes. The poems were really short and didn’t make a huge impact on me as the reader. But, the poetry did give leave me with lessons. I was about to think about what makes me angry, why I react a certain way in situations and love my unconditionally even during my mistakes. The poetry is something that I have heard before in self help books and affirmation books.

I enjoyed a handful of poems that were interesting and made me think twice. The chapter called Interlude was very interesting because of the story telling of the woman that went into the mountains and became who she was truly mean’t to be. There were clever lines of poetry where the author spoke about healing one’s mind and soul. But, overall, the poetry was simple and gave me more of affirmation and statement vibes that everyone typical hears if they are into tumblr, pinterest or motivational youtube videos. After reading the book, I did not feel impacted like I thought I would but I do think that a reader could take at least one lesson from this book. The poetry in this book, could help a reader that is going through a hard time because of the tone and motivational statements.

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