Dying Innocence would not only appeal to adults, teenagers and poetry lovers alike, but it would encourage teenagers to not only start to write but more importantly to express themselves, in the knowledge that there are books out there that they can relate to, from people of their age and background, who understand how they see the world.The book itself is a poetry book and when I decided to publish the book its sole purpose was to describe events that were and are going on, but that people don't necessarily discuss; letting readers know that there are people out there feeling emotions they feel and going through things that they themselves are going through. Hence, there are some controversial topics mentioned in the book, such as alcoholism of a parent, bullying and adultery. I feel it is these controversial topics which make the book unique. These topics make the poems real and reality is the most powerful poet of all, provoking more emotion than any imaginary scene could. Although some may feel that the writing age is a hindrance, I feel that it is a gift as I speak the truth and my readers know that I have nothing to gain or lose, politically, economically or otherwise and I am not bound by any ties which may influence my written views and expression. The unique perspective the poems are written from will make this book stand out on any shelf and its content will please any reader. Though the title of the book is Dying Innocence ...this is to symbolise the transfer from childhood to adulthood, in which we begin to experience events such as death, but also of love outside our family and for some, a time when they have children of their own. The poems in the book signify the time in a person's life when they realise that the world we live in is not all good, but the first time that they can truly experience the magic it has to offer, having seen its faults. The poetry included in Dying Innocence has the ability to make you laugh and cry, young or old.