Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Cover: So, so powerful.
Trigger warnings: none-ish
Description: We the people
Will not be silenced
Our voices are important.
We the people
Will not be pushed aside
We will be seen
Our numbers are more than you know.
We the people
Will make a difference
We will hold the government accountable
Our empathy is not a weakness.
In these turbulent times we the people will stand together in the face of hate knowing we are all equal, and every life matters.
We the people are The Resistance, United in Love
Authors coming together to write a collection of poems and essays that reflect our views on what has happened and our hopes for the future.
This work is not affiliated with any political party.
Review: I feel so bad for typing this review but I will always review honestly, so…
I expected lots of powerful, sad, emotional, moving (you name it) poetry and interesting essays with this. I didn’t get what I expected. I wasn’t really moved, but that may be a personal thing.
And it’s not like everything in this book is bad, it’s just… I can get a lot of texts like this for free on the internet. A lot of those texts will be even way better. So… why pay for it?
Don’t lynch me now! I’m just speaking from a not rich reader’s pov. The Resistance is currently on German Amazon for 2,99€ for the e-book and 8,05€ for the paperback. According to Goodreads it’s under 160 pages. Like I said, I can get better stuff for my money.
And yes, I do know that the description on NG says, that “100% of proceeds are being donated to ACLU”. I don’t know anything about that organisation, but… I could give them my money directly and read stuff online for free.
I have dreaded writing this review so much. But like I said in the beginning, I’m all for honest reviews. Had I bought this book I would have been really, really disappointed, so…At first I had the feeling like I needed to be all positive about this book because it’s about social things and the like, but… no. I won’t give a good rating to something I did not like simply because its theme is important.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.