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Death of a Good Girl

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Loved it! 😍

Jacquot’s words allow you to embrace becoming lost in somebody else’s loves and losses for a little while.

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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I am an English teacher and a writer. I published my first poetry collection, Between the Trees, in May 2019. I read widely and avidly and review through Reedsy Discovery, Amazon Vine and individual review requests. All reviews are published on Amazon, Goodreads and my blog - My Screaming Twenties.

A Note from the Author

About the author

Michelle Marie Jacquot is a storyteller from Los Angeles, California. She is a poet, singer, songwriter, and artist. Known musically as HARLEY, she is set to release her debut album. You can usually find her writing, writing, writing more, and overdosing on caffeine. view profile

Published on August 01, 2019

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Genre: Poetry

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