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the princess saves herself in this one

byAmanda Lovelace

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Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award, the princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending.
 

From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.

the princess saves herself in this one is the first book in the "women are some kind of magic" series.

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Amanda Lovelace is an American poet. Her debut poetry collection is entitled, The Princess Saves Herself in This One. It was named Goodreads Choice Awards Best Poetry in 2016.
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Title:the princess saves herself in this oneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:Andrews McMeel PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I love the way Amanda Lovelace writes!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Eh... Compared to Milk & Honey this doesn't hold a candle to it. A lot of the blurbs are very Tumblr-esque and they're not really unique. However, with that being said, I do like the topics it touches up on and the empowerment towards the end.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes!! While it's very modern as a style and content, I love it and it made me fall in love with the genre. I could relate to most of the poem in this and I can reread them all the time.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from empowering in contrast to Milk and Honey, this type of poetry really opens up how everyone is worth more than just their relationship and takes you on a journey of self worth and confidence through an ended relationship. loved
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So beautiful This is so beautifully written, it took me less than an hour to read. It's so raw and real.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Poetry A simply nice book of poetry.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lovely read I loved going through her journey in this book. Although there weren't many passages I related to, there were some that really hit home.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good novel When my cousin lent me this book I thought it would be childish because of the cover. It is true when they say don't judge a book by its cover. The novel was very mature and some of the poems went into detail about some pretty tough things. This book it worth the read.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just Meh... The book reads more like a high school diary... Felt like this was trying to ride on the coat tails of Milk and Honey.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hit home I really enjoyed this book and it found a way to help me.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book gave me purpose! I myself, was never much into poetry but after reading this book, which i highly recommend, i can finally say i love poetry!!!
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok nothing special in my opinion, but decent
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Book is a Journey Enter only those who wish to undergo some seriously positive life changes :)
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down! I read this book in the span of about forty five minutes. It's sad but it ends on a high note as you see the author progress and come to a place of peace and happiness despite all she's been through. I wish it was longer so I'm giving it three stars but if you love 'Milk and Honey' you'll love this book! I've already recommended it to multiple people.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good i highly recommend this book!!!
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely lovely this was such a lovely read
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relatable The poetry in this book is very relatable and full of emotion, you will definitely be full of "feels" with this one. Every emotion, happy, sad,inspiring and everything in between.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely beautiful This is a beautiful, sad, incredibly personal, strong, uplifting collection of poetry. I don't really have the words for it, but I'll be thinking about and returning to it for a long time.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Each section/chapter made me feel something different. One made me sad, one allowed me to relate, etc. Such a good book.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing! This is one of the most poignant, funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting pieces of literature that I have ever come across. I bought this for a friend that was going through a break-up, and then I flipped through hers and had to get one of my own. I have read this cover to cover at least 4 times in the past few months. There is a poem that I feel speaks to me every day. These are poems for women and girls who know that rape culture is real, life sucks sometimes, men are not always the heroes, and you can save yourself.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read This book had lots of poems that I wrote out to save for later, but wasn't my favourite collection. There are a ton of beautiful ones that may resonate more with the 'princess/dragon fantasy as a kid' type people. Overall, beautiful work though.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a droplet of starlight from the universe. I truly enjoyed The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace. I think there are many ways to interpret poetry, and the job of the poet is to paint a story to you with enough details that you can visualize the bones of it all, and then tell you how it moves from day to day without painting every last detail so your imagination can run wild. Within 200 pages, Amanda Lovelace accomplished just that, and more. There was a rawness to this story that I like witnessing in all the poetry I read. I want to see someone become their own strength when the entire world told them it was not possible to stand tall without others to become your pillars. I am happy to say I saw just that when I breathed in all the words Amanda Lovelace breathed out as she repaired herself with only her strength and the support of her own words. It wasn't like when you force yourself to read and read and read and read just in hopes of getting to more interesting poetry like those in English class. It was like breathing in the reality of the world, and the reality of how much once can be if only they reveal the truth to themselves: you only need yourself to live. I am not going to jump into my personal reasons for why this book really captured the honesty and horrifying truth of abuse, of healing, of breaking apart from the memories and the presence, and of healing again. I will say, though, that I've only ever seen something so unmasked and relentlessly, unapologetically true regarding topics people would rather not discuss-or, when they do, don't truly understand the struggle of dealing with (and, in some cases, would rather stay ignorant to it). Last thing I'd like to say, regarding the format of the book: Poetry is poetry. There are many kinds of poetry, there is haikus, sonnets, limericks, narrative, epics, couplets, free verse, and many more. Most of The Princess Saves Herself In This One, if not all of it, is in free verse. Free verse, according to: 1. Oxford Dictionary, is poetry that does not rhyme or have regular rhythm. 2. Marriam-Webster, is verse whose meter is irregular in some respect or whose rhythm is not metrical. 3. Collins English Dictionary, is unrhymed verse without a metrical pattern. My point is, poetry can be anything your soul needs it to be; be it in haiku, in free verse, in a sonnet, in whatever. Be it with rhymes, with a metrical pattern, or with neither. This is why there is no one way to write poetry-not just one accepted format, but many accepted formats. Therefore, for those saying this is not poetry: it is. It is free verse, and it is considered poetry, even if it is not in the format you like. Which is totally okay, too, if you don't like the format, but again, your dislike for the format, unfortunately, is not sufficient enough evidence to discredit The Princess Saves Herself In This One as poetry.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice truly what dreams are made of
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful & personal This is a beautiful, sad, incredibly personal, strong, uplifting collection of poetry. I don't really have the words for it, but I'll be thinking about and returning to it for a long time.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very lovely This collection of poetry was so beautiful and amazingly written. You can tell that a lot of emotion was put into each poem.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very lovely This collection of poetry was so beautiful and amazingly written. You can tell that a lot of emotion was put into each poem.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very lovely This collection of poetry was so beautiful and amazingly written. You can tell that a lot of emotion was put into each poem.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from still helps me cope still helps me to cope with my life
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from woah i don't usually read poetry books or enjoy them but this was an exception. thee writing was amazing and i really liked this book
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure about this one! Definitely did not compare to milk and honey
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely loved it. I know that everyone's been over the moon about Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, and these look similar. But The Princess Saves Herself in This One moved me in a way that Milk and Honey did not. I'm not a poet, and I haven't interacted with enough poetry to feel like I can adequately review or critique a poetry book, so I won't. But I will tell you that I thoroughly recommend The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I mean, I've always really loved poetry. but this?? absolutely adore it
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relatable. Beautifully written. Positive message to people living with abuse. By far one of my favourite poetry books I have read. I found myself in her shoes many times as I flipped through the pages. Although it can get pretty depressing at times, it is still a beautiful read with a great message. Also the title is my life.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed I didn't feel like this was really poetry. I thought this would be a good read, but I was disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as inspiring as i hoped it would be This was definitely not what I expected. Would have been better as a paragraph short story. Putting each word on a different line does not make it poetry.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it beautifully written, would not really describe it as poetry but rather prose in style. Conveyed so much emotion that makes me cling to it throughout my exams for a moment of inspiration. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay I was inspired by what the author has over come, but about half way through the book I felt like it was all a bit repetitive. The message in her poetry is a powerful one, but I use the word poetry lightly. I feel like hitting enter after each word does not make your sentence a poem.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was good for my soul
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a story! A perfect addition to your library.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this Wow....Not for the first time, the English language has failed me entirely. I just, wow. What will stick with me the most is the courage and faith that it took to write something this intensely personal. I think that it takes an incredible amount of strength and self-love to be able to admit to oneself that you have been emotionally abused, and that it doesn't stop you from still hoping that they will change. This book should absolutely be required reading at the high school level. I firmly believe that. If you do nothing else for the rest of the year; read this poetry anthology.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this book now, "For the boy who lived. Thank you for inspiring me to be the girl who survived. You may have a lightning bolt to show for it, but my body is a lightning storm." THAT DEDICATION THOUGH. This book gave me all kinds of warm feelings. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring Beautiful, definitely recommend to anyone with a passion for poetry, or words in general.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing One of the best collection of poems I've read. Beautifully written and truly spoke to me.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great i loved this novel, however very similar to milk and honey
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful. Tragic. Important. Beautiful. Tragic. Important. That is how I would describe this book. It shows you the importance of self-worth. Grief is a part of life and wounds take time to heal. These are just words that need to be heard. This is a quick read but it leaves you thinking about it when you're done.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Some good poems, mostly meh Seems like she read Milk And Honey and copied the style. There were some good poems but i didnt feel much about the book as a whole#plumreviews
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Beautiful and emotion. Great collection. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK it was a pretty good book, overall
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved beautifully written and so inspiring #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Empowerment emanates from between the words and slips into your heart Loved it. Loved it, loved it, loved it. This book simply radiates confidence. Even if you’re like me and you couldn’t quite relate to much of the subject matter on a personal level, this overarching tone of empowerment still emanates from between the words and slips into your heart. On the other hand, I’m sure that I could have had a stronger connection to the poems if I could personally relate, and this is really my only complaint – of course at no fault of the author or book or anyone, just a coincidental fault of my personal reading experience. I also believe that this book is quite universal. By this, I’m not referring to the subject matter of the book but rather the way it is written. If you’re a person who tends to shrink back at the thought of poetry, imagining it as a series of tedious, Miltonic lines, this will totally surprise you. The language is very modern and almost conversational at times – which would certainly put poetry-haters at ease. If you’re like me and read the entire book all in one sitting, you may also notice that the poems seem to merge together to tell a chronological story of the author’s earlier life. This narrative aspect of the poems really appealed to me as I felt that I was thrown more deeply into the authors life, rather than being handed decontextualized snippets of it. I’m really not sure if the poems actually are chronological, but that’s the impression I got, and it made me love the book even more! Now, as with everything in the 21st century, there’s not much originality these days, and the same goes for lots of the subject matter in these poems – weight shaming-love yourself, extreme loss-mourn but keep living your life, toxic relationships-get out you’re worth it…. but what I did love is how Lovelace (adorable name!) made each topic her own, not only by rooting them in her personal experiences but by relating them to fairy-tales. My favourite is how she incorporated mermaids into her poems. I also just want to commend Amanda Lovelace on writing about such personal and difficult subject matter and turning it into a source of inspiration Highly recommend! Just know that there is some swearing involved (only for emphasis though!).
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonder works inspire me Beautiful. Honest. Raw. Inspiring. I'm the kind of person who finds honesty inspiring and this book is filled with amazing and honest works. The openness makes me feel honoured and trusted as a reader, and makes me realize a power within myself to live a positive life even with a dark, or damaging past.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this if you need to rebirth your soul This book set my soul on fire, and then destroyed it and then poured molten gold in the cracks to fix it. I started crying by page 14. At page 40, I had to take a break. Amanda Lovelace as an incredible way with words. Her poetry makes you feel-love, sadness, anger, happiness. It's one of the few books that I have ever had an actual physical and visceral reaction to. The last one to make me feel this way was 13 Reasons Why, which I read almost 7 years ago. Amanda weaves a beautiful tale of a woman and her different identities as a princess and a damsel and a queen- a woman who turns out to be her own heroine, just as the title suggests. She tells you of all the pain she felt, before she even turned twenty. How those hardships shaped the way she thinks about herself, and the world, and what it took to break those thought patterns, and see things anew. It's and incredibly well written, well crafted book of intensely person poetry, and something the world needs. This book will change your life. It changed mine, in the best way possible. It made me fall in love-With Amanda, with her words, with myself, with the world again. If you only read one poetry book this year, let The Princess Saves Herself in This One be that book.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This was just ok for me Really enjoyed Milk and Honey. But this one was just ok.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This is the first full book of poetry I have ever read, and I am glad this was my first. Most of the poems really resonated with me. Some were just observational, whereas some focused more on events and emotions that the author and many other people have felt sometime in their life. I read this book in one sitting, no problem, and I definitely recommend this book for those looking for a quick read that packs a punch.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was exactly what I needed to read one night. Perfect for any book lover who wants to experiences "all the feels!" Pick it up and read one poem then try to stop.. it's impossible!!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in every way This book is so inspiring. It reminded me of Crank by Ellen Hopkins. A true contemporary piece of art. I cannot wait to read more from this author.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Whimsical Garbage I should never have burned my diary from when I was fifteen. Apparently, the hysteria and melodrama of being a teenage girl sells. Who knew, right? Seriously though, what is with poetry that reads like a Tumblr blog? I could write down all my feelings in a jumbled run on sentence, but that wouldn't make it art. Read Sylvia Plath or Emily Dickinson if you want evocative, emotive poetry with beautifully crafted language.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful and raw and emotional story. The words that bled into this book and even the way it was formatted, all of it was a myriad of brutal intensity and rawness and beauty. This writer's journey and strength is beautiful and inspiring. This book is empowering and everyone should read it and feel the words. I have a lot of favourite passages from this book but here is one of my absolute favourites. <b>write the story. push your hands into the dirtiest parts of yourself. take the rot & decay & turn it into nourishment & life. water it & sing to it & show it sunlight. grow a beautiful garden from your aching & teach yourself how to thrive from it. write your story. <i>-the sign you've been waiting for.</i></b>
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I think that women are more likely to relate to this book, since a lot of the topics have to do with being a women. However, I do think that guys could enjoy this just as much and gain a new perspective. This will appeal to everyone, even those who do not enjoy poetry very much, since it is very straight forward.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved Every Page ** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my review.** I'm not normally a poetry reader but something about these poems really hits you in the feels. They're about all sorts of things from family to body image that I think any women and probably some men would relate too. I'm seeing a lot of complaints that these aren't "real" poems but I disagree. The author really has a gift not only with words but with choosing the best ones to really hit her points home. I loved every page.
Date published: 2016-12-21

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