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Review: The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace


  If you are not already sold on this book based on the title alone, (I was!), let me tell you why The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace should be the next book you take out from the library.

 Even if you are not a regular poetry reader, the short length and bold themes of the poems in this book will keep you interested. Split into 4 different sections; the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you, this book tells the inspiring journey and evolution of a girl learning to love herself and see beauty in the world despite all its cruelty. Though it is a quick read, it covers toxic relationships, death and loss, growing up, and finding true love in depth and clarity. Packed with advice and truths that will make you want to snap out loud, this book is one you won’t forget.


 Who knows, you may even be inspired to write some of your own poetry after reading it!







Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Bloggers in Residence are fantastic teen volunteer writers from across the city. They blog about their favourite teen reads and authors, and get writing assignments to cover special teen events happening at the library. Their residency rotates throughout the year. Call-outs for upcoming terms are made through the Teen Blog.