Everblossom: A Short Story and Poetry Anthology
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Everblossom is a collection of shorts stories interspersed with poems. And when I say short stories- I mean short! I blew through this collection very quickly.
At the beginning of the anthology there is a note from the author that in part mentions this collection is both light and dark and that some of the works will make you wince. Everything the author states in her introduction was true. I definitely noticed the elements of light and dark in the collection and as it went on it became darker.
On the whole I enjoyed the collection although two things stuck out for me - the poem "Bills, Bills, Bills," seemed out of place with the rest of the collection and the short story "Black and White" was awkward. In that story, I don't understand why Savannah would have been with Brian in the first place. That story just didn't add up.
I would recommend this collection for a slightly older audience, perhaps late high school and onward.