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May-June 2018

REVIEW: This Will Be Good paints a vivid portrait of growing into womanhood

Inside Mallory Tater's new book on burgeoning femininity

Jemicah Colleen Marasigan

This-Will-Be-Good-Mallory-Tater-Cover-Image (1)This Will Be Good
By Mallory Tater
Book*hug, $18.00

Praise for This Will Be Good, written by Mallory Tater—a writer from the Algonquin Anishnaabeg Nation (Ottawa)—is thanks to flowing prose that evokes strong emotions. Unabashedly covering topics such as eating disorders, sexuality, and death, Tater’s stylistic voice paints a vivid portrait of a child growing into her womanhood and dealing with what that means. Although readers are advised content may be triggering, those looking to expand their poetry collection need to make space for this one.

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