Death of a Good Girl is a collection of poetry about claiming your power. The power in becoming who you were meant to be, the strength in letting go, and the freedom in growing up. It's about the death of old ways, old loves, and most importantly, your old self. This book is full of short, potent poems that stay with you long after reading. The death of a good girl sounds like this.
Jacquot’s Death of a Good Girl is unlike any poetry collection I have read. The pieces span across several pages and many read like song lyrics - discarded thoughts which hold within them a power only those words in that order can manifest.
In the author’s note, Jacquot explains how releasing this collection was a way to collect a time in her life and let it go, and it certainly read this way. It feels like the ‘good girl’ sheds her skin, former beliefs and former fears; whether that be in saying goodbye to someone she loved, healing from hurt inflicted by others or taking the frightening step forward into a new world (of her own creation, this time).
Jacquot’s words allow you to embrace becoming lost in somebody else’s loves and losses for a little while - an experience all poetry should provide, in my humble opinion - and on finishing you seem to have learnt a little more about yourself whilst feeling a little bit lighter.
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