(I have a feeling that this will be on my top 2016 books)
I kept seeing this book around, so when it was free on Amazon I decided why not try it out? I AM SO INCREDIBLY GLAD I DID! This book was incredibly powerful, it is just…. so so SO powerful. But more on that later, first here is the summary!
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.
The Princess Saves Herself in this one is divided into four separate parts, The Princess, The Damsel, The Queen and You. I don’t read poetry books often, honestly, I don’t like poetry all that much. The only other poetry book I read was Poisoned Apples, which like this book dealt with some heavy topics, although Poisoned Apples was more of a feminist book… I’m not entirely sure how to review poetry, so I wrote down some thoughts for each part, but first, here’s the short of it!
In its entirety:
- This book deals with some heavy topics, but they are IMPORTANT issues like anorexia, depression, and abuse just to name a few.
- The poetry was just so… AMAZING. I can’t explain it but the way the words moved was fast paced but oh so interesting and I just could not put this book down. It was captivating and heart breaking but near the end, it became warm/had a good message.
- The Princess Saves Herself in this One started off very dark, and sad but near the end things get better. Like I said, the message was FANTASTIC (I think I’m going to buy it!)
- Very short and quick read, so people with not a lot of time can finish it in about an hour! SHARE IT with others!
- This is probably one of the darkest beginnings I’ve ever read. But in the summary, it says that the first three parts are the authors life and the final is a message to the reader. The Princess (from what I picked up) deals with Anorexia, depression and bullying.
- Though this was really dark, it was POWERFUL and I can’t say that enough. This book nearly brought me to TEARS. The message was just so GOOD and I just CANT explain how AMAZING this one, honestly, everyone should read it. The YOU part is what got to me the most D: well, all four parts go to me….
- My interpretation of this was young love and broken hearts.
- There as a LOT of loss in this chapter, a LOT and I was close to crying. I’m not a fan of poetry, but this poetry was so beautifully worded and pieced together and it made me feel things. It (not this section) made me smile/feel victorious and cry (this chapter DID make me cry!)
- This section was about loving yourself, and growing stronger.
- THIS is where the book starts to get a lighter feel and like all three other sections, was POWERFUL (I can’t say that enough D:<)
- This final part of the book was one of the most POWERFUL (I said it again) endings ever. The first two parts are sadness and grief, bullying and hurt, The Queen is about growing stronger and healing, but YOU is all about the reader. You is a message to treat people better, to know your worth and love yourself, to care more and to not let anyone treat you like your garbage.
Fable’s Final Thoughts:
THE PRINCESS SAVES HERSELF IN THIS ONE was a very great poetry book, I think EVERYONE should read it, including you so here, go to Amazon and read it now. Share it with your friends and family and that random stranger at Starbucks.