I discovered this book by chance and now I want to read every book that Courtney has ever published.
You could taste the overflowing emotions, the pain, the happiness, the longing and love. I really did enjoy reading it, and getting to know the person that wrote those poems, exposing herself out for everyone to judge and see. The fact that the author shared so intimate thoughts about people she was in love with and the pain she has gone through and the happiness that little things in life could give you is really admirable and I could relate to that.
The book is divided into sections, a touch I found to be lovely.
Here are some of the poems that stuck me the most:
“I hate to spoil the ending
but You is fine
You is still here
You is going to make it”
“I have been a little off balance since the day I met you. This is because I had never known what it was like to be perfectly aligned.”
Here are some nice things: warm nights after the rain, old books, new books, tea in the afternoon, snow angels, palm trees, smiling, laughing, hugs that make you feel like you are combusting, we-nose kisses from your dog, waterfalls, sunsets, a clear night sky, the hopes and dreams of you and me. A kitten curled in you lap, fresh laundry, favorite songs, the morning birds in perfect harmony. Nice simple things to remind you to stay.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Courtney Peppernell is a best-selling LGBTQ author from Sydney, Australia. Courtney has been writing her whole life and focuses on Young Adult novels and Poetry Collections. Keeping Long Island is her third title release, and the first under her new book brand, Pepper Books.
A big thank you to Netgalley and the Published for the opportunity.