Title: the princess saves herself in this one

Author: Amanda Lovelace

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Rating: 3.2/5

Genre: Poetry

The Princess Saves Herself is a collection of poems that explore themes childhood, feminism, motherhood, death and loneliness. This is a poetry collection that will motivate you to remain storng through bad times. No doubt the reader will relate to the poems by this author. She writes boldly. There are poems that will touch you and there are poems that will provoke you to realise your value.

Some of the beautiful poems from the book are:

  • 1. when your mother’
  • begins to forget
  • your name,
  • you begin
  • to wonder
  • if you exist
  • at all.
  • – stage 4, terminal
  • 2. the worst
  • part is never
  • being able
  • to know
  • if it was a
    • s u i c i d e
  • or not.
  • – the truth will never free me.
  • 3. i am
  • caught between
  • mourning
  • you
  • &
  • thinking
  • your death
  • saved
  • me.
  • – will you ever be able to forgive me?
  • 4. i had a
  • big smile
  • on my face
  • as i burned
  • the bridges
  • to all the things
  • i could not
  • repair.
  • – does the smoke still choke you.
  • 5. maybe
  • i find it
  • so hard to
  • believe in
  • heaven
  • because
  • i don’t know
  • if there
  • will be
  • poetry
  • there.
  • – legitimate concerns of a mortal
  • 6. i never
  • expected
  • death
  • to be my most
  • faithful companion,
  • but she is
  • the only one
  • who will come
  • without
  • having to be asked.
  • – the only one who will never leave.

The poems in the princess saves herself in this one are relatable, but do lack music. The book is structured in a well manner. If you like reading Rupi Kaur, you will love her poems.

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About the Author

the princess saves herself in this one
Amanda Lovelace

Amanda Lovelace is a bestselling American poet who rose to fame through her poetry posted to Tumblr and Instagram. She is the author of the women are some kind of magic series, including the Goodreads Choice Award-winning the princess saves herself in this one and women are some kind of magic.

Ekta Singh Chandel

Ekta Singh Chandel

Ekta Singh is an Aerospace Engineer. She likes to read and talk about books. She loves to write and aspires to be an author and an entrepreneur.
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