I have a feeling that these books by Amanda Lovelace should be marketed under self-improvement (I mean like self-help for women with low self-esteem…or simply just women, everywhere in the world). Her topics are important, the message is clear, but not over-emphasized, the structure is logical, the illustrations lightly support the whole idea.
It’s a great book.
My ever-resurfacing problem is simply that these aren’t poems that I in my heart consider real poems. I mean, they are real, good writings. It’s somehow in my head more prose than poetry. That stands for most of modern poetry, though. I’m just not okay with forgetting rhymes and overall rules. I’m not a very strict, rule-following person, but there have to be rules to know what to break at least, right…? As I said, it’s not about this book entirely, really, I have a problem with what way we’re heading in modern poetry. Anyway, if this is what modern poetry is, then it’s only my personal taste, and this is poetry in its best form.
Just like I said, the book itself is well-built, and worths way more than what I think of the poetry itself. As the other books written by Amanda, it should be read by every girl one time.
I rated this book 3 stars.
I got this book from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
If you’d like to read my review of ‘the mermaid’s voice returns in this one’, click here!
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