The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom

The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom

Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose exploring Hindu mythology and legend.

Let her be a little less human, a little more divine
Give her heart armor so it doesn't break as easily as mine

Meet Paro. A girl with a strong will, a full heart, and much to learn. Born into a family reeling from the ruptures of Partition in India, we follow her as she crosses the precarious lines between childhood, teenage discovery, and realizing her adult self. In the process, Paro must confront fear, desire and the darkest parts of herself in the search for meaning and, ultimately, empowerment.

Nikita Gill's vivid poetry and beautiful illustrations have captured hearts and imaginations--but in The Girl and the Goddess, she offers us her most personal and deeply felt writing to date: an intimate coming-of-age story told in linked poems that offers a look into the Hindu mythology and rich cultural influences that helped her become the woman she is today.

Title:The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593085660
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    The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom Reviews

  • Nikita Gill

    My first ever novel in verse. Still cannot believe it is out in the world finally. ❤️...

  • The Story Girl

    Wow, this book blew me away. It took me a while to realize this wasn't a collection of poems about the author herself but a novel in verse. Once I realized that though, I was sucked into Paro's story ...

  • mohini?

    Got lucky enough to have this masterpiece in the middle of a festival of goddesses!This was my first Gill, and I’m thoroughly impressed. More than poetry, it was more like a verse novel. You follow ...

  • Sonali Dabade

    Oh my freaking gosh!!!!Review to come soon! Goodness!...

  • Morgan Boyd

    A fantastic way to start of 2021...

  • C

    Thank you, Nikita Gill for making me cry a river. I loved everything about this book. A page turner indeed!This is my second favorite book of Nikita next to Wild Embers....

  • Fanna

    October 23, 2020: AYEEE, I can finally read this! After loving Fierce Fairytales so much, I think I'll love any and everything by Nikita Gill....

  • Rachel Bridgeman

    It is hard, and near impossible, to encapsulate the feelings evinced by the journey a reader takes through poems and prose as they travel alongside Paro,from before she is born to adulthood.Her journe...

  • ?Ari

    3 a book that was perhaps not written for me starsI wanted to love this book, I really did, but something about the way Gill wrote this just rubbed me the wrong way. I am also Indian, and I am a Benga...

  • El Hyrst

    Full review will be live on my blog on October 22: https://inkandplasma.com/2020/10/22/t...Rating: 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.Trigger warnings, taken from the front of the book: anxiety, bigotry, bipho...