Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite
America is a land of hope and of freedom, but also a land of contradictions and distrust. With so much to live for and so much to lose, what better way to understand than to put it into a poem? By looking at the good and the bad, understanding what’s happening in the world and our country as a whole, it’s possible to really see what it means for us and for everyone around us. Experiencing the love, the distaste, the happiness, the sadness and more is definitely possible in 2017 by Tarin Breuner.
This collection is full of beliefs, feelings and thoughts on the entire year of 2017. It’s focused on the good and the bad as well as the in between. It’s about the things that we have done right as a country and the things that we have done wrong. You’ll see, as you read through this work, the thoughts and feelings of the author coming through, and you’ll feel those emotions and see those things inside yourself as well. It forces you to remember what’s been happening and to look toward the rays of hope throughout the year as well as the ones that will continue to come, because our country is one of hope and success for all. Tarin Breuner's 2017 is a way of looking at the events of the past year and really reflecting on what it means to be an American, and what it means to stand for what we have always stood for as a country.