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, Favorites

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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • ➳ Ella Bianchi | bianchibooks
    1.5 starsI originally gave this book 2 stars, but the more I went through it, I realized that 2 stars was honestly too high if you compare what I liked to what I disliked. Because of this, I have knocked down my rating by a half star, so it now sits at 1.5 stars for me.DISCLAIMER: I usually read books by YouTubers only of YouTubers that I actually watch every day, keep up with, follow in Instagram & Twitter, and I would call myself a fan of. Howe...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Conor
    Embarrassingly bad, with the ab/ab rhyme scheme poems registering as particularly cringeworthy. Read the top two reviews if you have even the slightest inclination that you'll connect with this trite potboiler.
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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 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Dylan
    Absolutely one of the worst garbage-fire pieces of trash I've ever read. I don't know how this got published.
  • Zainab Shah
    First off let me make it clear that I hate it when youtubers write books because most of them can't read shit and them making money out of the books they've 'written' is completely unfair to the struggling authors out there.Okay with that being said, I'm so surprised that I liked this book! Gabbie has done an amazing job with her poetry and the illustrations are simply amazing.
  • Alexis Jackson
    The first book I've ever DNF.If I could give this 0 stars, I would. I'm not familiar with her vines or videos, but if it's anything like this book, I will take a hard PASS.Yeah, she touches upon some raw, honest topics, but if I could take some tumblr ramblings, break them up into stanzas, and make it rhyme, this is what it would be. This isn't poetry.The cute drawings aren't enough to keep me reading, and while the jargon of today does exist, he...
  • Michelle
    2.5 - I liked some poems here and there but personally, they fell flat
  • ✨ D i a n n a ✨ (semi hiatus)
    It was an okay read.
  • Alfredo Ocaranza
    Wow I really wanted to read this, but I probably shouldn't have. The definition of cringe.
  • Marco
    I had no expectations when I started this book and still, all I can think is: honestly, who let this be published? In every single page, I felt like I was reading an ordinary tumblr post or a tweet (I’ve actually read some tweets that are way closer to poetry than this) - it is my fault I read this though, I already suspected it would be underwhelming, just not this bad. Would certainly not recommend Adultolescence, unless you want to see what ...
  • Strawberry Swing
    (3.5 Stars) I'm not much of a poetry reader, but every now and then, a book like this comes along written by someone I love and I just have to read it. I'm constantly being blown away by how talented Gabbie is and this book is no exception. The drawings are fantastic and the poems are overall funny and sincerely relatable (sometimes painfully so).
  • theresa 🌸🥑
    i really liked some of the poems,but most of them just felt a bit flat?🤷🏻♀still a lovely collection of thoughts and all the illustration were so cool! i really liked some of the poems,but most of them just felt a bit flat?🤷🏻‍♀️still a lovely collection of thoughts and all the illustration were so cool!