I read Pillow Thoughts when it was first released and I really loved it. It was one of my favorite poetry books I’d read in a long time. I was really excited to pick up another book from Courtney Peppernell and while I really enjoyed this book as well, I didn’t love it as much as I expected. There’s so many beautiful poems in I Hope You Stay and I especially love the overall story it tells, but I felt like there was quite a few poems that didn’t match the quality of others, which was a little disappointing. I did really enjoy the otter illustrations throughout the book and I absolutely love the cover. Even though I didn’t love this as much as the author’s other work, I do plan on purchasing a physical copy for my poetry shelf.