Florence and Leon have never met. Florence is a swimming instructor. She has a small problem with her lungs: it’s as if she’s breathing through a straw. Leon is an insurance salesman. He has a small problem with his eyes: it’s as if he’s seeing the world through a straw. One day Florence and Leon bump into each other, literally, and this mishap turns their lives upside down. Over slushy drinks with proper straws, Florence and Leon find out how their differences make them alike.
This lovely picture book tells a story about two people who meet one day and they seem to “click” immediately, they share stories of their own disabilities (Florence has a problem with her lungs and Leon has a problem with his eyes) and try to relate to each other.
The romance is sweet and the illustrations are beautiful. This is a children’s book but I think teens and adults would enjoy it too.
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Do I recommend this book? Yes.
Will I read more books from this author? Yes.
“I received a copy of this Ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”
Recently I realized that I have an incredible large amount of books in my Kindle Library (the number is in the thousands) and decided to organize more of them into Collections, so is easier to locate them based on a certain criteria.
One the books I found while doing that is the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace and is the original version published on 2016 (the book was published on 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing).
Here’s the synopsis:
From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.
the princess saves herself in this one is the first book in the “women are some kind of magic” series.
This a short book (perfect to read during a break or on your commute), the princess saves herself in this one is a book full of wonderful poetry and it made me experiment different feelings with the turn of every page.
This book is raw, is emotional, I absolutely loved it and I can’t recommend it enough.
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Do I recommend this book? Absolutely.
Will I read more books from this author? Definitely.
I enjoyed the Crazy Rich Asians movie and because of that I used some of my Cinemark Connections points to get the Movie Tie-In edition of the book (of course I’m adding it to my TBR list), I think the cover is beautiful and that’s why I’m sharing this pic.
What Movie Tie-In editions have you read lately and loved?