Review: Break Your Glass Slippers (You Are Your Own Fairy Tale #1)
Title: Break Your Glass Slippers (You Are Your Own Fairy Tale #1)
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Published: 17 March 2020
Format: Paperback, Library Book
Memorable Quote: “it’s okay if you don’t think
i’m fit to be the queen to your king.
–there are so many more important things to be”.
Synopsis: A collection of poetry by Amanda Lovelace, set to inspire readers to see that they are capable of creating their own “happily everafter”.
As always when it comes it Amanda Lovelace’s work, I’m not here to debate ‘is it poetry’? I do suppose that this collection of poems felt more like mini-narratives to me than anything else, but I appreciate that she makes her own form of poetry.
I really enjoyed the empowerment behind this collection of poems. It felt like a calling to take back those fairy tales I read as a child where the main character was often a damsel waiting to be rescued. Lovelace’s writing served as an important reminder that it is not being rescued when the person who claims to have rescued you ends up mistreating you, and that you are capable of writing your own story, and the opinions of others do not determine who you are or what you can and cannot do.
Healthy relationships played a big role, which I definitely appreciated as I don’t think truly healthy relationships are discussed and shown in most media. Although not every poem applied to me, it feels good knowing that it is powerful and full of meaning to other people.
I think everyone will find something in this book that speaks to them. Lovelace has a gentle way of reminding readers that they are worthy and deserving of love, and that they should not have to make themselves feel small in order to be loved by someone.
Thanks for reading!