Book Review: A Journey Through My Soul

book info
Title/Author: A Journey Through My Soul / Lena Sousa Day
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: October 2015
Pages: 52
Buy Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble IndieBound / Book Depository
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My Review

This is a collection of poems outlining the emotional journey through life. They are broken into sections about love, loss, friendship and growing up. There are beautiful words in this book, the poem ‘What You Gave Me’ comes to mind, and the author obviously is a talented writer, however the book just didn’t quite do it for me. It reads more like a personal journal than words that should be shared with others. The book description mentions a world view change from adolescence through adulthood and the poems inside do seem to vary along those lines. I do believe that there is an audience for this work.
4 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


I want you to get my message … And I want these words to shine a light. A Journey Through My Soul is a collection of one passionate, thoughtful, lyrical young woman’s path from early adolescence to the present day. Many of the poems reflect her teenage years, giving wonderful insight about the wonder and wisdom of emerging maturity, with experiences ranging from the ecstatic thrill of first love and crushes, the deep comfort and bonding of true friendship, and the heartbreak of learning to deal with betrayal and the end of relationships. You will be carried along on an expanding world view that includes the quiet despair of longing for loved ones stationed overseas, the joys and fears of motherhood, and the multifaceted discovery of true and lasting love. These poems reflect experience that is both universal and unique, illuminated by a personal voice and sensitivity that allow the reader both a sense of community, and a glimpse into something beyond the everyday. Moving, inspiring, …




Lena Sousa Day’s passion for poetry is an embodiment of her wide and varied experiences. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University, and is a lifelong resident of Santa Clara, California, where she lives with her husband, Michael.

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