Review: Ugly People Beautiful Hearts

Title: Ugly People Beautiful Hearts
Author: Marlen Komar
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Poetry
Publication Date: March 13th, 2015
My Rating: 4 Stars

Ugly People Beautiful Hearts is a poetry book with over 70 poems that explores loneliness, quiet sadness, bursts of happiness, and contentment over the fact that everything you have, will eventually go okay. But that's sort of beautiful in its own right.

It has verses moving between the feelings of loving someone, feeling loss, trusting the night sky, losing your light, resolving that hurt is beautiful, and finding compassion in a stranger's smile.

I received an ebook copy of the book through the author in exchange for an honest review.

To be honest, I was a bit hesitant at first to accept this book when the author contacted me through email. The reason is I don't really like reading poems because most poems' meanings are hidden behind elaborate words, and as much as I appreciate and respect them, I just don't have the patience to decipher them. However, after reading a sample of one of the poems in this book, I immediately agreed since the poems are really easy to understand.

Ugly People Beautiful Hearts is an easy and fast read, while covering a lot of topics. It covered romance, heartbreak, life, dreams, friendship and a whole lot more. Even though I couldn't connect to all the poems, those that I connected to were really powerful. And even with those that I couldn't connect with, I cannot deny that the writing is quite good.

The reason that I cannot give this a full 5 stars is because I felt like some poems were just too long for my liking. There were also poems that I simply did not care for. But seriously though, this is pretty good read for someone who doesn't really like poems. It's a great book and worth giving a shot.

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"And I hate the sky at exactly 6:15 am because it's the 
same color as the eyes that belong to you.

And while I can look into them, they, they can't look into mine."

"You're more to me than I let you see. And I, I'm less to you 
than I'm willing to believe. That's the reason the sky turns purple and blue.

For us. Or the lack thereof."

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