the princess saves herself in this one by amanda lovelace

March 13, 2017
the princess saves herself in this one, amanda lovelace, Book Review, InTorilex
Published By: Andrews McMeel Publishing on March 23, 2017
Format Read: Paperback Edition (208 pages)
Genre: Poetry/ Tragedy/ Contemporary
Series: Standalone
Source: Purchased
Rating: FIVE STARS
The Princess Saves Herself in This One
~Amazon~
  "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.

VERDICT:

REVIEW:

The negative reviews about this book, remind me that some people will not accept art as is. Whether this is formatted for Tumblr, has nothing to do with how you view the art within. This is a book of poetry where the author barred her soul, so it's hard for me to get why other people wouldn't celebrate the honesty, instead of focusing on the casing. A new version of the fairy tale is created to walk us through the author's hardships and abuse she faced with family and friends. Between heart wrenching descriptions of pain, are encouragement for hope and change. These are short but well crafted stories, that I related too and relished.
you
did
absolutely
nothing
to deserve it
-fuck rape culture
Everyone has gone through tragedy and sadness that they had to overcome. A big part of life is accepting the things we can't change and learning to move forward. These poems encouraged me to value my own art, and not stifle my creativity by believing what I have to offer is not enough. This book is a testament to the author's perseverance and her ability to rebuild herself after being broken. The many different topics and perspectives that she addresses makes her poetry relateable for everyone. 
i would like to look
into a mirror without immediately
                           looking away
-healing is ongoing II
 I would recommend this to everyone who enjoys poetry, and can deal with reading about the horrors or abuse. The themes, honesty and hope made me laugh, cry and want more out of life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 amanda lovelace is a poetess & storyteller whose words have been shared in her local coffee shop & her tumblr blogs. she currently lives in new jersey with her fiancĂ©. she received her A.A. in english literature from brookdale community college in 2014. as of 2016, she is working toward her B.A. in english literature & sociology at kean university. what she will do next, nobody knows-not even her. for now, you can find her reading anything she can get her hands on, writing while she should probably be paying attention in class, thinking about writing but not actually writing, drinking an inordinate amount of coffee, & blogging about books. on top of all this she is a lover of all things cat-related as well as a staunch mermaid enthusiast. she considers herself to be a feminist & a social justice advocate. you can also find her as ladybookmad on twitter, instagram, & tumblr

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