The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda LovelaceAh, life- the thing that happens to us while were 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 Princess Saves Herself in This One
The Princess Saves Herself in This One has four sections, each showing the princess's progression in agreement with an overlying theme. The first section focuses mainly on the author, and her battles in the past. It goes through her relationships with family members, her younger life, and her past assault. This section ends when the princess locks herself away in a tower and waits for a prince to come and rescue her. In the second section of poems the princess confronts the issues that have come in her life.
I decided to read it for myself--and I think I have a new book to add to my list of favorites! I can't wait to see what the future holds for this author! While the title implies major spoiler alerts, the way the character gets there is a story all her own. Lovelace's striking poetry helps you fall into the story and really immerse yourself in her journey. The subtlety of her details serve to highlight important parts of the memories to fully know about her and the world she lives in.
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No longer is a princess a girl looking for love and happiness almost exclusively by means of a prince -- a helpless damsel who has difficulty standing on her own two feet. Instead, the princess perseveres with each obstacle thrown in her path, ultimately ending up a queen and stronger than ever before. It seems that this style of poetry, a collection of sentences broken down into several lines, is becoming extremely trendy. If not for the simplicity of reading and the ease of getting a powerful message across, this style may be so popular because of the emotions it provokes. The broken-down setup of each poem emphasizes certain words and phrases that make you think and send chills down your spine. Read one of her poems over a few times, say it out loud, and feel the words on your tongue.