Book Review #502
Your Own, Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill
Rating: one star (out of four)
I think the author of this book was attempting to write a moving, poetic tribute to an author she greatly admired. If only I had seen it as such when I read this book. The poetry was fairly nice, but I was not impressed with the format of the poems, or who's perspective they were told from. I also thought that the way they were told was slightly belittling to Sylvia Plath and I was almost deterred from liking her character. I would have rather read a biography about her that was more straightforward. I had to stop reading this book after 60 pages because I was getting tired of the story. I am not sure that I want to read more about Sylvia Plath. I do not think that I would have agreed with her on things. If I get around to it, I might read a poem or two, but this book has certainly not instilled in me a desire to read Sylvia Plath. I would not recommend this book.