Title: the princess saves herself in this one
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”
A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.
The starting of the book was a little hard to get into BUT that doesn’t stop me from turning the pages. I was curious to know more about the use of this style, and of course what reading modern poetry feels like. Even though the words, the author uses, are so simple, I like how the simplest thing can have a deeper meaning.
At first, I thought this book follows a princess, and how she was imprisoned in the tower, waiting for someone to save her. But it wasn’t all that. Hence, the title of the book, the princess saves herself in this one. So technically, she was locked in the tower, but nobody came and so she, herself rescued her.
It tells the story and that is what I love about it, and Lovelace’s life story – I actually felt her sincerity through the words, and the empowerment. She also explores the events of mental abuse, and it is such a painful thing to know, as a reader, that the book is actually based on true events. In her life.
Also, it isn’t hard to completely understand the book. Even though Lovelace uses simplicity to create content, the words she has chosen are deep. Deeper than the ocean, I guess. And it reads nicely like the waves in the ocean. Therefore, easy to absorb. I don’t see myself bumping over hurdles at times and rereading the line over and over ’cause I didn’t get it.
Thus, I rate this book 4/5.
That concludes my review. You bet I’m going to keep reading her books! 🙂
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