The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Firstly, I do agree that this seems very much like”tumblr” poetry but I don’t think it takes away from the actual depth of what this book is about. I just couldn’t ignore how much most of these poems made me feel.
It is divided into four sections:
– “the princess” is about how she grew up and came to be the person she is
– “the damsel” is about suffering and how she almost lost sight of who she is
– “the queen” is about healing and how she came to love who she is
– “you” is directed towards the reader, and full of advice on what it means to be a human, and also a woman
There is a lot of suffering in this book that you just can’t ignore; especially their rawness. Despite how it’s written (which I really don’t mind as much as the masses), I genuinely hope this book helped the author achieve a cathartic release, as she claims to have at the end. There’s a lot to unpack with mentions of self-harm, death, grief, rape, empowerment, feminism, and body dysmorphia but a lot to gain from just reading what she has to say.
I definitely think I’ll pick up The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One soon!
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Also! It’s been a rough day so please: