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I love to read anything with words that don't make sense! Anything with words in general.

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""if a house does not automatically make a home, then a body doesn't automatically make a home either." "i've always felt like a stranger in my skin.""

The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace


The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace

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the princess saves herself in this one - Amanda Lovelace

     Today I went to the library to find a book that my friend recommended to me. This book happened to be "The Princess Saves Herself In This One". As soon as I got home, I sat down and started reading. In the first couple pages, it lists trigger warnings. It warns you about things such as self harm, various types of abuse, cancer, queerphobia and more. There are four chapters in the book. As you go futher into the book, you start reading The Princess chapter. This chapeter talks about how she (the author) was abused as a child and as a result, she started depending on books to help her sink into her imaginary life away from her mother. She also vaguely tells her story of being bullied into starving herself. One of the poems stated that she gets a friend request from ________. Then, there are many types of girls that bullied her; or just one girl. Im not sure. The next chapter, The Damsel tells her story of teenage years and how her mother and sister died and how she goes through grief. The book tells her story about  her abusive relationship with a "sleepy dragon". The guy who treated her like a (in my opinion) joke. Then comes the second to last chapter, The Queen. This chapter talks about how she doesn't let anyone or anything take away all of the self confidence she has built up in the last couple of years. She gets a very loving boyfriend who treated her like the woman that she is. The Sleepy Dragon comes back and she kicks him "to the curb". Now, the last chapter of this marvelous book talked about you ( the reader). She basically tells you to believe in who you are and to never let yourself down to be someone you don't want to be. Overall, this book taught me and many other readers that we are who we want to be and no one else can change that.