Kid’s Book Review: Wearing my Mother’s Heart

Kid’s Book Review: Wearing my Mother’s Heart

About the Book and Poet

In her lyrical and heartfelt second poetry collection, Sophia Thakur takes us on an emotionally charged journey through the past lives of women and considers what it means to be a woman in today’s society.

Encompassing love, from first crush to break-up, the history that comes before us, and the brave moments that make us, this collection will resonate with all young women as they approach the joys and pain of adulthood and learn to navigate life.

We recommend it for readers aged 14 years+

Sophia Thakur climbed onto the stage at the age of 16 with a refreshing and intimate take on traditional poetry, and captivated a room full of career professionals. Since, she has pushed the boundaries of poetry to inspire varied audiences across the world from the Glastonbury stage to the Ted Talks stage to countless mainstream TV and radio segments.

Sophia Thakur’s powerful messages on mental health, diversity, politics, self-expression, empowerment, women and wellbeing has led to participation at events organised by The Guardian, The Royal Family, Channel 4, BBC, Viacom and the Liberal Democrat and Labour party. Find out more by visiting Sophia’s website

Book Review

I found some of the poems very moving and I especially enjoyed “City of Stolen Souls"

I found some of the poems very moving and I especially enjoyed “City of Stolen Souls”.

If I’m being honest, there were many poems that I didn’t really understand the meaning of, however, I still enjoyed the rhythmic and beautifully crafted words put into them.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book, especially as it was something different. I wouldn’t usually read poetry.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Isabelle
  • Age: 13 years
  • Likes: football, art and writing
  • Dislikes: mushroom and Star Wars
  • Favourite Book: Ink Heart by Cornelia Funke
  • Favourite Song: Blank Space by Taylor Swift
  • Favourite Film: Legally Blonde