locked herself away
in the highest tower,
hoping a knight
in shining armor
would come to her
I didn’t realize I could by my own knight
There is something intimate about poetry. Also like you are reading someone’s diary. Some writers pour their whole heart and soul into their writing, and although you are experiencing it without personally knowing them, you can feel the heartbreak and pain that they had suffered, and you cannot help but get a sense of who they are as a person. The Princess Saves Herself in This One is the perfect example this.
It is emotional and raw, and I felt that I had somehow gotten ahold of Lovelace’s diary. It was deeply personal, and although I haven’t personally experienced what she had experience, I felt her heartbreak.
The book is separated into four parts- the princess, the damaged, the queen, and you. As the book navigates through those sections, you’re first introduced to Amanda Lovelace’s rocky relationship with her mother, her unhappiness with her body, and you end with her finding herself after leaving a trouble romantic relationship and then her offering encouraging and empowering words to the readers. Her journey is prominent within her writing, and her strength is undeniable.
This isn’t just a book filled with poems, it’s someone’s own character development. And I think that why I found this book to be inspiring. There’s heartbreak. There’s recovery. There’s joy, and there’s hope. And I think most importantly, this book shows you that you can save yourself, and that you do not have to wait for someone to save you.
The Princess Saves Herself in This One is an intimate look into the life of Amanda Lovelace as she records her life of heartbreak, tragedy, and recovery. Also while providing encouraging and relatable words to others in need.