Review: Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna

34466674Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna

Published September 19th 2017 

From Teen Choice Award-nominated comedian and vlogger Gabbie Hanna, known on YouTube as The Gabbie Show, an astounding debut poetry collection that captures the essence of what it means to come of age in today’s world.

Full of confessional, whimsical, and darkly humorous observations about life, love, and the early years of adulthood, this collection of over 150 poems, each illustrated by Gabbie herself, will introduce you to the unique point of view of one of the internet’s most remarkable voices.




I recently discovered Gabbie’s YouTube channel and I was super curious about her book. I wasn’t sure what to expect so I really didn’t have any high hopes but I was still vaguely disappointed.
I’m no expert on poetry but some of these really weren’t good at all. Many of the poems read like drunk social media posts and some felt like fillers. Gabbie even has a poem joking how some of the poems are in the book because she had a deadline. On one hand, the poems just weren’t good, plain nd simple. But on the other hand, it kinda felt like Gabbie didn’t take writing a book seriously and didn’t appreciate what an amazing opportunity she had to create this book. I guess it depends on one’s perspective how they see it.
There was a few really good poems as well. A couple were even great. But at the end of the day, I didn’t buy this book for just a few good poems sprinkled in with a majority of crappy ones. I didn’t expect this book to be the next Milk & Honey or The Princess Saves Herself in This One but I’m still disappointed by the lack of quality.