[review] This Impossible Light by Lily Myers

By faten.banana - June 30, 2017

picture is mine :D

This Impossible Light - Lily Myers
Page: 352
PENGUIN GROUP (Penguin Young Readers Group)
Philomel Books
Poetry , Teens & YA
Pub Date 06 Jun 2017
Source: NetGalley

I had to be constantly reprimanded that good books does not have definite shape. It could be book with unattractive cover, repetitive plot or might even be a debut piece – which finally found its way through the fame walkaway.

This Impossible Light is a story told from a fifteen years old girl who had to struggle in amidst of every broken pieces that comes apart unexpectedly. Reading this piece makes me realize how right word would bring the right emotions. That numbers and detailing is not that important. You could bleed from a single word. That you could burn a heart with an unthoughtful response. (This is me being weird) Some of the word pierce through my heart, bull’s eye that it hurt so much making me stop reading it for awhile.

It hurts because it is the truth.

Ivy is a smart girl, something that she always tell herself. However, this becomes one of the reasons of everything that happened later.

This Impossible Light is a piece that show poetry could be pretty amazing and flexible, I guess? That does not sound convincing isn’t it? Certain part of This Impossible Me make me goes like ‘This is visual poetry isn’t?’ because of the used of spacing and the word assembling. Visual poetry is a type of poetry that accentuates its presence through shapes/picture, like this one below:

I enjoy this pieces more than I expect it to be. I did catch a glimpse for the first few pages after I download it. Yet, I just dump it away because I thought it is a collection of poetry T_T Don’t take me wrong, it’s not like I hate (which is a strong word by the way) poetry even though I almost failed the class, it just I don’t feel like reading one at the moment. Besides, I did quite a lot of reading in Ramadhan yet none finished except for 5 Tahun 5 Bulan (re-read). 

I would not say this is a light reading; the form are – easy to digest but the content and plot is quite heavy (for someone who enjoy reading contemporary books). Easy to digest because the choice of word is easy to comprehend. The plot, well – there’s something in the plot that pull the gravity.

And uh, sometimes. Sometimes? We just need to try reading different kind of materials to see a wider options, more diverse knowledge waiting for us to explore.

Have a nice (Raya) day ahead!

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  1. Tak pernah tak lawa gambar.

    The book sounds okay. I've been reading lot of poetry lately so I guess I'll be giving the book a try

    btw, selamat hari raya!

    1. Hoping I could always do my best :') Thanks by the way!

      Hahahahaha, you should! And Selamat Hari Raya jugak!

  2. I always admire your editing skills.. Bencinya tak reti edit gambar.. :/

    Well, I'm not into poetry lately so I guess I'll have to give this a pass.. Perhaps later when I'm back into poetry mode.. hehe..

    Have a blast Eid btw.. :3

    1. Skills can be learnt :DDDD Bet you're going to be much better than me XD Hahahahaha, we always have that moment tho and Selamat Hari Raya!

  3. Ahh I see, I think we'll never know how much a words from the most unwanted book can make us fall in love with the entire book. One day I shall reach for poetry, certainly not today. :D

    nice post and I'm melting with your art <3

    1. Exactly!

      Hahahahaha thank you for such lovely words :D