The Hearts That Ache is a collection of prose and poetry, written by a 15-year-old poetess, Jaweria Sharfuddin. In this book, the author has written poems and prose narrating the feelings and emotions of love, heartbreak, dedication, contentment, affection, patience, loss, and serenity. This book reflects the hearts that ache, and the words of the author claim to provide the hearts with peace and calm. The book has short and long poems, which please the reader. It is a beautiful endeavor of a young poetess. It is heart-touching and has fresh ideas. It contains poems with nicely crafted thoughts that show the author’s grip on words and ideas. It also contains some prose on diverse topics, such as hope, about the faces of the world, about judgement that this society throws at you, about not letting yourself down anymore when you’re already at your low, about spirituality, and much more that reflects and relates with the reader too. In short, this book is worth reading and is an amazing write-up by a teenager.
Jaweria Sharfuddin is a 15-year-old poetess, who started writing in September 2020. She was born in Hyderabad and lives in the same city. Most of the people call her Jiya, and she’s the youngest of all the siblings. She is currently in SSC-II. She has earned many awards and titles for ‘Student of the Year’ at her school. Besides this, she has won many debate competitions, has done singing, and has always been a bright student in her school and academy. Her teachers call her ‘an all-rounder’ because of the immense talent she carries within her. Whether it’s singing or painting, calligraphy or debating and public speaking, she has always been the best at them. And by publishing this book of hers, she has proved to be good at writing too. She believes that words have the power to win hearts, and that this is just the start of her writing career, she’ll keep writing and will learn from her mistakes.
“Writing is an escape. It is a cure for me in times when I’m down or sad, and poetry is life. I live for poetry, breathe for poetry and will die for poetry.” says Jaweria.
About being a novelist, she says, “Carving words on paper that well up tears in one’s eyes, force their lips to curl up, and win their hearts forever, is a difficult task. I wasn’t sure if I could do it, until I accepted the challenge and the first three chapters have been written!”
In her spare time, she loves to watch Netflix and read books. She is helping, loving, amazing, and cute. Currently, she is working on her novel, based on a crime scene, and she is damn sure that her upcoming novel is going to be promising.