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Description of the Book:

The title of this book was inspired by something my dad says: ‘life is never in the middle, it’s always either up or down.’ In other words, things are either good or bad, they are rarely just so-so. It was this mentality that got me through some of the lowest points in my life. I took great comfort from this little saying, for I took it to mean that no matter how bad things got, I could be hopeful that good times were ahead, and they usually were.   The word 'so-so' also has further significance here, it’s what my little brother used to call me before he could say my actual name and has become a lasting nickname for me within my family. It is a nod to my very happy childhood that I have referenced in the poems, 'The Rat Station' and 'Sonnet 2856'. Some of the poems in this book were written at happier times in my life and some of them during darker times but like my dad’s saying, they remind me that sadness doesn’t last and that better times are on the way to us all

anything but so-so

  • Author Name: Sophie Joan Dixon
    About the Author: Sophie Joan Dixon was born in Buckinghamshire in 1994. She moved to Kent in 2013 to study literature and graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in 2016. During this time, she gained the role of ‘writer’ for CCCU Science Magazine and edited for several online periodicals. In 2017, she became a journalist for a nonprofit organisation, writing about a variety of topics including climate change, animal welfare and social injustice. In recent years, she finished writing her first novel and went on to work on a compilation of short stories and poetry.
    Book ISBN: 9781005903930


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