the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace

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silence has always been my loudest scream.

Title: the princess saves herself in this one
Author: Amanda Lovelave
Why you should read this book: Because no matter your situation you will need to read this.

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

your happiness
comes before
anyone else’s
happiness.
– the real meaning of “self-respect.”

There are no words to describe this little jewel I’ve just finished reading. I bought it but didn’t know if I was going to like it. I have never been a poetry girl but again, I have only read poetry at school, the one by long dead authors. Maybe that was my deterrent. Thank goodness I listened to my heart and read it.

I didn’t know what was this about. This poems collection is divided in 4 parts. The first two were really hard to read, sad and with difficult themes. I didn’t relate to the author because I have never lived those situations but I felt her words deep inside my heart like I was living them again with her. I can’t fully understand what can go through ones mind during those times and I will never understand abuse in any kind or shape.

don’t allow the world to take your kindness.

The last part “you” is directed to us, the readers, and that part shattered my soul. I started crying without even noticing until I had trouble reading because of the tears. Those words were important to me; I needed those words, I needed them and now I feel hopeful of the future. I’m sure it’s not going to be easy, not having a path and with so many little issues inside, but I’m also sure I can do it, no matter what the world throws my way.

“i don’t know.”
– & it’s okay not to know.

I won’t be brought down by the ones telling me my life is not a life because I’m not out meeting people or I don’t have a boyfriend.

I won’t be brought down by the ones telling me I’m getting old and I need to find a husband and start having kids.

I won’t be brought down but the ones telling me reading is a waste of time and that it’s not a valid hobby.

I won’t be brought down by the ones telling me I’d be prettier with less meat on my bones. Or with make up.

food is not the enemy.
– society is.

I won’t be brought down by the ones telling me I can’t like childish things because I’m not a child.

Who wrote those rules? In my book there are no rules. I do what I need to feel happy and you with your superiority complex won’t bring me down because you don’t like Disneyland and you think being happy because of a book release is dumb.

I am my own person and I make my own decisions. I am my own mother-f****** queen and nobody will dethrone me. Ever!

Do I recommend it? Yes, I think it’s important for everyone to read it, it’s worth it.
Rate: 5/5

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