I heard so much about this book on Twitter, as I follow Amanda Lovelace. (Completely accidental may I add). I had never read a poetry book before, but I like verse books. I decided to give this book a try. Needless to say, I loved it.
the princess saves herself in this one is about the life experiences of the author Amanda Lovelace. The pain she went through from abuse all the way through the start of her healing process.
As I read through the poems, I went from happy to sad to mad. A waterfall of emotions cascaded over me as I went through each of the poems. Everything about this collection of poems is fantastic. I ended up marking 18 poems that really stuck with me. And I’m sure if I read it again I will mark much more!
Now here are my thoughts:
Things I Like:
Powerful, Heartbreaking, Sweet
I combined these three categories into one just so I don’t have too much repetition. This collection is something straight from the heart. The heart that feels all of these many feelings. So many poems stood out for each category, but I would have to post the entire book for the number of poems that stood out. (I barely was able to choose my top 4 poems in the image above!) It is a mixture of powerful, and heartbreaking, and sweet all into one book.
I liked the way that Amanda Lovelace wrote each poem. With the exception of a few poems, each followed the same pattern. The poem and then a type of summary line. It was very clever and made each poem hit home.
Things I Don’t Like:
Weird Poem Placement
Sometimes a poem would feel completely out of place with the poems around it. This only happened a few times, and maybe it was just me. This didn’t deter me from liking any of the poems. It would just feel awkward and then I would move on.
Overall, the princess saves herself in this one was the best introduction to poetry. It was full of varying emotions. I resonated with some of the poems and felt heartbroken for others. I can’t wait till Amanda Lovelace’s new book the witch doesn’t burn in this one (You can pre-order it now! It’s available March 6, 2018!) I give the princess saves herself in this one…
What was your first poetry book you read? Let me know in the comments below!
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