It Starts Like This

A Collection Of Poetry

Poetry - General
66 Pages
Reviewed on 01/17/2017
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Author Biography

Shelby Leigh is a debut poet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After completing a poetry challenge in which she wrote a poem every day for a year, her readers encouraged her to publish a book. Her first poetry collection, It Starts Like This, is a collection of her favorites. Shelby is currently working towards a B.A. in communications and professional writing. You can find her at and on Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads as shelbysleigh

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

Compassion, intimacy and emotions are what you will find in It Starts Like This: A Collection Of Poetry by Shelby Leigh. As you read through the Table of Contents, you will find a wide array of poetry that will touch your heart, mind, soul, and spirit. Once you begin to read the work of Shelby Leigh, you will be able to feel the transparency of the words and the emotions of the heart on each page. In It Starts Like This, you have the pleasure of exploring over fifty variations of poems from Dew, Echo, Empty, Daydreaming, Clueless, Full Moon and Battle Scars, to See You Soon. Shelby Leigh cleverly positioned the poem It Starts Like This at the beginning of the collection as an appetizer and It Ends Like This as the dessert. The appetizer sets your palate for an entree of poems that are bound to be enjoyed.

Untouched and Wide Awake touched the essence of my being in It Starts Like This. You can feel that the words expressed were those of longing, awareness and dreams. Breathe in, close your eyes and listen as I read to you: “... before I fell to the ground and lay there waiting for someone to pick me up and admire me only me...” - excerpts from Untouched - now exhale, close your eyes again and embrace these tender feelings. Get your own copy of It Starts Like This: A Collection Of Poetry by Shelby Leigh to continue experiencing this beautiful feeling.


Your review perfectly describes this book, I loved it from the very first poem and it took me on a great trip through a variety of writing styles and incredible stories. The authors passion really explodes out and you can easily see the love she puts into every word.