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To Make Monsters Out of Girls (Things that Haunt #1) by Amanda Lovelace, #16 review

Publication date: 18 September 2018

“What happens when the man of your dreams turns out to be a nightmare with sharp teeth and claws?”

Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry, amanda lovelace presents her new illustrated duology, “things that h(a)unt.” In this first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace explores the memory of being in an abusive relationship. She poses the eternal question: Can you heal once you’ve been marked by a monster, or will the sun always sting?

This book is unlike any other poetry book I’ve read in my life. For starters, the writing formet is very different. It is unique & special in its own way ❤️. You can put her poems onto a board of poems & you’ll be able to capture her poem in one read. This book is kinda like a story told in the form of poems – little drops of leaked water from the ceiling, falling down into an empty bucket now filled to brim with water. It is a slow build up but definitely worthwhile.

“The only way I can remember what happened is if i sit down & pray to the paper & hope the pen is a believer.- to make up for the fact that i’m not.”



Reviewing poetry is hard. Poetry effects everyone different, depending on their personal experience & their ability to relate. I’ve never been in love, thus I couldn’t relate to some of the heartbroken poems. They shill made me feel too much. I think at times when you can’t feel anything, you need books to make you feel something to know that you still have the ability to F E E L✨ And this savage little book sure knows how to do it.

Thank you to @times.reads for sending me a copy of the little stabby book of emotions, I’m sending all my love (or the remains of it after reading this book)

By elysianbooksish

The Bookish Faerie who loves to read and write, and bake too

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