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Summary

In her first collection of poetry, Lili Reinhart explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Relatable yet deeply intimate, provocative yet comforting, bite-size yet profound, these beautiful poems are about growing up, falling down and getting back up again.

They capture what it feels like to be a young woman in today’s image-obsessed world with Lili’s trademark honesty, optimism and unique perspective. The poems in Swimming Lessons reveal the depths of female experience and are the work of a storyteller who is coming into her own.

©2019 Lili Reinhart (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Reinhart is committed to authenticity...and candid about her battles with anxiety and depression." (Harpers Bazaar)

"There's a reason her fans feel they know her. She's been outspoken on various platforms about deeply personal topics." (Glamour)

"Reinhart is a force to be reckoned with." (Who What Wear)

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Heart touching/breaking truth and honestly.

The poems resonated with me on such a personal level. It’s as if I finally understand that my own personal experiences were valid and I’m not alone in my own feelings. Definitely a book to read, again and again. Such heartfelt truth, honesty, pain and love. Thank you.

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Heartbreaking but soothing poetry

The content of this felt so vunerable and real to me as a true insight not only into her mind but the struggles that so many people go through, I was at first frustrated that their wasn't more structure but I think that is how it is meant: randomly occuring thoughts that have significance even on their own.
The narration is soothing which was not a surprise as many who will read this will also be familiar with Reinhart

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Beautiful Poems <3

I don’t think there is anything bad to say about this book! I really enjoyed the poems and will definitely listen to them again, I definitely recommend!! 5 stars! :)

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A Beautiful book

The poems were so heartfelt and poetic.I'm in love with her voice she makes the poem feel delicate yet cozy.

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Amazing!

LILIS voice is so soft and I listen to it to help me sleep each night! Absolutely amazing poetry! Very well written

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an emotional rollercoaster

a collection of heartfelt and heart wrenching poems written beautifully and only made better by lili's mesmerising voice

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Double Bonanza

Poems from Lile is one thing, and hearing it in her own voice is such a pleasant and soothing experience....

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An emotional confession

I've read some reviews of this book before listening to it myself. It's true that at times the poems don't sound like poems but more like diary entries. But personally for me, poems can be anything as long as the author can make me feel something. Nonetheless, it being read by Lili herself gives it more depth and feeling. The sound of her voice manages make you relate to her, to her experiences and to connect you with your own. I found myself many times in, what I feel like is, her emotional confession, and reminder me that we're never alone in our own intense feelings. She digs deep into her soul which many of us avoid to so most of the times.
Short, yet enough. Simple writing, yet powerful.