The Princess Saves Herself In This One | FULL BOOK REVIEW

Tuesday, 6 June 2017


The story of a princess turned damsel turned Queen


I am really in poetry now and I don't really know how or why I got into it. I guess because now when I read it, I don't have to analyse it anymore like when when I was 15 and back in school. The first poetry book that I read outside of school was Milk & Honey and I loved that book. I suggested it to a few people because of how good I found it to be. Ever since then I've wanted to read loads more (I currently have a list as long as my arm of poetry books that I want to read)

The Princess Saves Herself In This One was a book that I had been meaning to buy but never really got round to it. I did actually buy this book about two months ago but I don't know what happened because I never actually received it but that's another story...

Similar to Milk & Honey, this book is split into four chapters: the princess, the damsel, the queen and you. My favourite chapter was probably the queen as I felt quite empowered when reading it. I was also glad that the author started to gain her confidence back and finally discover self love for herself. The pain that the author went through is something that I cannot imagine nor is it something that I would want to go through or something that I would wish on my worst enemy.

This book didn't take me too long to read, I read it in two goes because the first time I started reading it I was very tired but I think it probably took me about 20 - 30 minutes because with some of the poems, I wanted to reread them to get a better understanding of them. I guess the best way to describe reading this book is almost like your reading the author's journal without her knowing. There's a lot and I mean a lot of deep poetry in here, it almost feels like you shouldn't be reading this.

The millennials poem is probably my favourite and I thought I'd share it with you all because I think the majority of us will relate to it:

we are the generation 
you gave participant t
trophies to

we are the generation 
you made wear helmets,
elbow pads, & kneepads.

we are the generation 
you gave censored CDS
& PG movies to. 

we are the generation 
you spent years overprotecting
then threw us to the wolves.

now we are the generation 
running on nothing but coffee 
& three hours of sleep.

we are the generation
working minimum - wage jobs
with college degrees.

we are the generation
making just enough 
money to survive.

we are the generation 
you didn't want to see fail
then ensure that we did

- millennials

Interesting isn't it? 

Overall, I recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick read, it's also another book that I'm going to recommend to my friends and family to read!

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