Time for another book review and once again it’s a poetry book. I know I said that I wanted to read more poetry this year but I’m really going for it aren’t I. Anyway into the spoiler-free review!
To Make Monsters Out Of Girls by Amanda Lovelace
Rating: ✰✰✰✰/ 5
Where I Got It: Waterstones
One Line Thought: A collection of strong and resilient poems
Page Count: 168
Release Date: 18th September 2018
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This collection of poetry follows Amanda Lovelace’s experience of being in an abusive relationship including the relationship itself and the after effects of it. It discusses the question and idea on wether or not you can fully heal once you’ve experience such a thing or will it always have a mark on you and taint the future good things to come.
I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t like it as much as her previous book of hers that I have read, The Princess Saves Herself In This One, but only because I couldn’t connect to this one that much. As someone that hasn’t been in a abusive relationship I could only connect to these poems from an outsiders point of view which I definitely think tainted my satisfaction fo this book.
However, it was still a really enjoyable read that was emotional and there were still some poems that resonated with me that made me give this book a four star rating.
Scattered throughout this book are also illustrations that I definitely felt like they enhanced my reading experience and the story that Lovelace was telling.
Overall, these poems were raw and uncensored. They opened up my thinking on recovering and healing as well as being an all-round beautiful book.
I know this is only a short review but let me know what you thought of this book in the comments!