Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Candy Pizza, the debut poetry collection by Charlotte Cuevas, is a funky-fresh celebration of growing up on your own terms. At once brimming with the bitter humor of an adult and the vulnerable honesty of a child, it’s everything you wish you could’ve read when you were growing up: advice on how to not be stupid, when to use swear words, how to deal with mood swings, how to keep your inner child alive, and more. Cuevas positively cartwheels down the line between juvenile irreverence and technical skill, ensuring that each venture down the rabbit hole is relatable, fun, and poignantly satisfying.
About Charlotte Cuevas (also from Goodreads):
I give Candy Pizza by Charlotte Cuevas 5 out of 5 stars. (Wha–? I know, never happens).
Poetry that’s fun and healthy, indeed! Cuevas captured my attention from the introductory lines, “Candy pizza is disgusting, let me just tell you that right off,” to the last words, “There are things which cannot be written.” ‘Candy Pizza’ is a great collection of poetry: relatable, and easy to read and process. Cuevas’ voice is consistent throughout the anthology, but her poems vary in form, so there’s never a boring moment.
I look forward to reading more of Cuevas’ work in the future, and highly recommend Candy Pizza to – well, pretty much anyone looking for some fun and healthy poetry.
Also, go buy it. You won’t regret it.