Supposedly novel but written like free verse.

3/5.

We have a young boy, Jack, who’s learning about poems in class and he’s trying to write some himself.

I actually like Jack’s quirkiness. His growing confidence in his writing and then a hit to his confidence. I like how he cares about his friends, about the words he uses, about the ideas he’s trying to convey to his teacher. I like his teacher who motivates him. Jack isn’t the best of poets but there’s something about his perseverance that’s endearing. Something about the fact that he tries is nice to read. He found out very early on how to hide the truth in plain sight in his poems. He’s trying.

A nice and easy read. Took me more or less half an hour. I’m glad it didn’t go too long because Jack isn’t that good of a poet. Hahahha.

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