Women don’t endure simply because we can
I enjoyed Amanda Lovelace’s previous poetry bundle before. I think The Witch doesn’t Burn in this One is not as strong, but it is still well written.
Book Review: The Witch doesn’t Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace
Title & Author: The Witch doesn’t Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace
Genre: Non-fiction, Poetry
Release date: March 6 2018
Series: Women are Some Kind of Magic
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one.
I give The Witch doesn’t Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace four out of five hearts because it was again very well written.
The poems are about feminism in a pleasant way. She writes about all the topics people don’t talk about because there is a taboo on them, some women might talk about it, but only hesitantly. Things like menstruation, transphobia, body-shaming etc. I think her view on these subjects is interesting. I think the content of her poems is important that we break out of this taboo and just talk about things the way they are.
The negative points I could find in this poetry bundle was the repetition of word and/or sentences. It broke me out of my reading and it just rubs me the wrong way. Amanda’s writing sometimes sounds a lot like a teenager on a rant. Sometimes it is enjoyable, but mostly it just feels dated.
Overall I think The Witch doesn’t Burn in this One is a great bundle of poetry if you are interested in this. If you can look beyond the two things I didn’t like about it, it might be a really great read for anyone.
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