As some of you may know; I am a massive lover of poetry. However, I have, thus far, never found a book in which I like most of the poems. It was always two or three poems in the book that I liked, and the rest just not so much. Until I found The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace. It’s filled with short poems about lost love, grief, mental health, finding new love, feminism and being strong.
What I liked most about this book is how it is divided into four sections. All these sections tell a different story: The princess, The damsel, The queen and You:
The Princess: This part of the book is about insecurities, hiding yourself, fear and mental illness. It’s about a girl who believes that, just like in most books, she needs someone else to save her. The princess is weak and doesn’t realise she can be her own savior.
The Damsel: This part is about letting your illness, your insecurities and your fears control your life. The princess turned into a damsel who needs her prince in order to find happiness. However, every prince she meets breaks her a little more, making her weaker and weaker.
The Queen: In this part of the book the princess realises she’s not a damsel who needs to be saved. She is strong enough to now save herself.
You: Lastly, this part talks about how , eventhough the queen knows she doesn’t need anyone to be happy, she still chose to be with someone. This part is dedicated to loving the right person, and that person loving you right back.
This book talks about so many different topics, sad but also happy ones. But all are discussed in a positive, uplifting and hopeful manner. After reading this book, which I finished in about an hour time, I felt so empowered. I finally saw that I could indeed be my own knight.
Have you recently read a book that made you feel strong, happy or maybe both? Let me know in the comments!
See you tomorrow!