Title: Break Your Glass Slippers
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Series: You Are Your Own Fairy Tale #1
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: March 17, 2020
Source: Personal collection
Content Warnings: child abuse, toxic relationships, sexual harassment, eating disorders, fatphobia, suicide, trauma
“more forgetting time.
more midnight dances with yourself.”
amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents a new companion series, “you are your own fairy tale” the first installment, break your glass slippers, is about overcoming those who don’t see your worth, even if that person is sometimes yourself. in the epic tale of your life, you are the most important character while everyone is but a forgotten footnote. even the prince.
I really enjoy poetry inspired by fairy tales, and I liked how Amanda Lovelace used personal experiences to retell Cinderella. I also appreciated the powder blue illustrations that enhanced some of the poems.
However, the format of “fairy godmother says” didn’t work for me. It felt too much like explaining to the reader how they should interpret the previous poems with generic platitudes like I see on motivational Instagram posts.