Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna


Comedian Gabbie Hanna brings levity to the twists and turns of modern adulthood in this exhilarating debut collection of illustrated poetry.In poems ranging from the singsong rhythms of children’s verses to a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores what it means to feel like a kid and an adult all at once, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way. Adultolescence announces the arrival of a brilliant new vo...

Details Adultolescence

Release DateSep 19th, 2017
PublisherAtria/Keywords Press
GenrePoetry, Young Adult

Reviews Adultolescence

  • Lala BooksandLala
    I liked 3 of around 200 of the "poems". Unfortunately most of this was poorly written or quite literally (as stated by her in the book itself, likely in jest) written "because [she] had a deadline and needed to fill pages."I'm sure I just don't understand how clever/funny it's meant to be though so..yknow, maybe don't place too much stock in my review.
  • Elyse
    “i’ve got a head full of nightmares, a heart full of rage,a belly full of liquor,and a sink full of dishes. i’ll start with the dishes”. Great humor- photos - real life issues - *real*If you enjoy rupi kaur’ll enjoy Gabbie Hanna! She pours her heart out in this little book! This book must be experience- I’d recommend a PHYSICAL BOOK if possible!
  • Riley
    "dont believe everything u read i could write rn that i like tapioca but i hate tapicoa it's the devils snack so ya dont believe everything u read unless u read that im cool u can believe that" what?? I am a fan of Gabbie, but wow this is just bad. I think the attempt was to be funny but it just wasn't. Every "poem" read like a drunk tweet.
  • Taneika
    Full disclaimer: I don’t watch Gabbie’s videos. I tried, found I wasn't a fan, but I also don’t dislike her. I picked up this book purely bc I liked the look of the poems in the store and I liked the pictures. I’ve barely read any poetry and I don’t really know what kinds I like or don’t like. I know I didn’t like Adultolescence though.Half the time, I felt like I was reading a shit post on tumblr (the “Advice” poems were the wo...
  • AleJandra
    1.5 STARS "i donated blood today. feels good to finally be somebody’s type." Existen libros escritos por youtubers que son muy buenos, este NO es uno de ellos.Es más, me atrevo a decir que es de los peores.Este libro es una especie de “PARODIA DE UN POEMARIO” Si algo así, contiene listas, ideas, chistecillos, consejos y “poemas” sobre la adolescencia, o más específico, la adolescencia de esta generación, o más más específico l...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Let me preface this review by saying that I like Gabbie. I've watched her videos for years. But this is..... bad.none of these poems read like poetry, even the "good" ones. milk & honey looks poetic next to this, and anyone could look up and see that i did NOT like milk & honey because to me, it just read like normal sentences. these poems literally read like tweets. they’re not meaningful at ALL, even in a comedic way.i think she set herself u...
  • Amber Robertson
    Overall, this was mediocre. Some of the poems really stuck out to me, mainly the one titled Adultolescence and many about building yourself back/knowing your worth. The former mentioned left me crying and gave me goosebumps since I related to it as deeply. However, this isn't that great a poetry book. There use of "bc" and shortened words throughout made my eye twitch and a lot of the poems are truly only things Gabbie herself would understand. S...
  • Krista Regester
    "i'm the cockiest most insecureconfident self-conscious self-assured anxious proud self-lathing person i know."If you want a quirky and unique book that jumps from an in depth poem about serious depression, to the random rantings on hangovers and dishes, this is for you! I found this to be an unexpected journey, since I didn't know what to expect when I turned the page. Although the tweet like poems were interesting I did find the art being my fa...
  • Brianna
    I really wanted to like this book when my friend excitedly let me borrow it for a bit. I love Gabbie, she's one of my favorite YouTubers and has always been. Plus, her song is killer and is so relatable and beautiful. This book, however, was the total opposite. I have seen lots of excuses from her devoted fans, who probably didn't even read the book themselves, saying it's supposed to be childish and silly and a parody or whatever. That's suppose...
  • Taylor Knight
    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...
  • Kate ♡
    Actual Rating: 3.75/5Read this in a couple hours. I really enjoyed it!Some poems were just a little strange, but I loved majority of them! Definitely worth the read!
  • Nichole Stevens
    When i heard of Gabbie was coming out with a book i laughed, i figured it'd be a terrible book. But when she came out with a song "Out Loud" i second guessed myself. I figured that song, as it was promo for the book, was going to be a very good indication of how the book was going to be. I was wrong. As someone who loves poetry, this book is laughable. It follows a Dr Seuss rhyme scheme . "Unexpected" and "SLEEP" made me cringe. Now not all was b...
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  • Kevin Kelly
    I didn't really know what to expect going into this book, only that I knew I loved Gabbie. I am surprised at how I could relate to a number of these poems and how much they reflected how I felt in the past. One poem that stuck out to me was short but effective: "Question" : Are you happy, or are you not sad?This poem really spoke to me in many ways that I won't get into, but I am just so impressed by Gabbie's poetry, although I'm aware many other...
  • Alana • (thebookishchick)
    The only poem I related to was the one that said to lock your bathroom door even when your home alone so that if a murderer is in your house you have time to pull your pants up and die with dignity 🤷🏻♀ The only poem I related to was the one that said to lock your bathroom door even when your home alone so that if a murderer is in your house you have time to pull your pants up and die with dignity 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • Emily Park
    I am generally not a big reader of poetry, but I found this collection to be really accessible, witty, and touching. Some of the poems are filler (which she readily acknowledges) and some are fluff, but I enjoyed or was moved by the majority of them.
  • Heather McMillan
    Really love the illustrations but for some reason I just didn't grasp on to the style of writing. I guess because I write poetry myself and it was so different I found it hard to enjoy. Love her videos though and her content generally!
  • Nicole
    Let me preface this: I love Gabbie; I think she's a brilliant woman, she's funny, smart, and beautiful. However, I don't think writing poems is her cup of tea. Now, I feel if she would have had a couple years to finish this book, there would have been a book filled with poems of substance, instead of one liners such as "I dunno, yanno?", or tweets found on Twitter at 2am, or even rehashing some of her old vines and adding them in. Some of them wo...
  • Dylan
    Absolutely one of the worst garbage-fire pieces of trash I've ever read. I don't know how this got published.
  • Michelle
    2.5 - I liked some poems here and there but personally, they fell flat
  • Alfredo Ocaranza
    Wow I really wanted to read this, but I probably shouldn't have. The definition of cringe.
  • Sarah
    I don't want to start the opening of this review with, "I'm glad I bought this half price" but that's all I've got right now and I am glad that I bought this half price.I first found out about Hanna's book through the bookstagram community and was really drawn in by the cover art. I had no idea that it was poetry, or about Hanna's YouTube career either. But as always, was pleasantly surprised to find it was not what I had initially thought. "you'...
  • Ainsley Ashton
    This collection of poetry is whimsical, forward thinking and easy to understand. If we know Gabbie, we know that she is famous for her hysterical YouTube videos. We know she's eclectic, crazy, funny, understanding, and has a huge heart for her fans. This book caters to THOSE individuals. She wrote these poems with hidden messages in terms that everyone would be able to understand. The younger reader, the millennial, the parent. Her ADVICE poems c...
  • Deborah Embury
    omg how did this get PUBLISHED? 😂😂😭 I mean, if this was classified as “Parody” maybe it would be funny? But it’s up on the shelf next to Giovanni and Oliver in the poetry section and that’s just laughable. Not that I’m saying poetry has to be a certain way to be good, but this just sounds like poetry someone came up with on the spot in an attempt to be funny. It’s so awkward to read. I think there were maybe one or two poems ...
  • geena ✨
    this is not poetry, but rather 1/10 times poetic words.i read this because i like gabbie and was actually anticipating it because i thought she might be actually talented (or maybe i don’t understand her talent), but nothing struck me as nice or good really i still finished it because i have a goal to reach by the end of the year so that’s that
  • Joey Jordan
    There were some poems in this book that were well-written and thought provoking. Unfortunately, I felt that a majority of the poems were fillers or ripped off Tumblr posts.
  • Lara Suleiman
    oh my god this was amazing.. one f my favorite books.The poems had me dropoi g my jaw.... I WANT MORE~reread it because IT WAS AMAZING
  • Ana ☾
    "some of these poems were written because inspiration struck, others were written because i had a deadline and needed to fill pages. can you guess which are which?" All of them??? (this is one of the poems btw) This is honestly the worst thing I have ever read in my entire life.These weren't poems whatsoever, some people said they felt like drunk tweets which I think half of them are so, but the other half felt like a poem a seven years old would...