the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
5 out of 5 Stars
Ages 13+ There is no official age range, and it honestly just depends on the person's maturity.
Review by Ava S., Library Media Ambassador, 8th Grade
This collection of poetry is split into four parts— the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three parts piece together a story of Lovelace’s troubled past dealing with abuse, eating disorders, and death, and offers insight into these issues and humanity itself. It also describes how she learned to overcome these issues and her past, and how she still is. The final part, you, is a note to the reader, and all of humankind, that reminds people to believe in themselves and to remain strong. Overall, this story is an exploration of life, love, grief, hope, healing, inspiration, and empowerment that is given another dimension by Lovelace’s stylistic format of poetry. As Lovelace describes it, “This story is not a fairy tale… there is simply a girl faced with the difficult task of learning to believe in herself.”
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