Reviews tagging 'Adult/minor relationship'
introverted_reads's review against another edition
- Plot- or character-driven? A mix
- Strong character development? It's complicated
- Loveable characters? It's complicated
- Diverse cast of characters? No
- Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
However, I feel that this book is somewhat problematic. If it were published even 10 years ago, I’d be more understanding of some of the themes/ideas within this book, but considering it was published in 2019, it is extremely concerning to see the pro-ana/pro-mia culture of the 2000-2010s finding its way into a contemporary piece of fiction. The arguably romantic depiction of this culture feels very out of place and extremely harmful. With eating disorders worryingly on the rise, and pro-ana/mia culture finding a renaissance on TikTok, I personally am concerned at the misconstrued ideas held within Lowe’s novel. For a book published in 2019 with a host of academic psychiatry resources and credible eating disorder information available online, to have such a glorified depiction of eating disorder themes doesn’t sit right with me. I feel as if there must be a reexamination of what exactly is being presented within this book, as I feel as though this could be dangerous in some hands.
Graphic: Car accident, Drug abuse, Rape, Blood, Sexual assault, Addiction, Child death, Cursing, Death of parent, Grief, Violence, Fire/Fire injury, Murder, and Toxic friendship
Moderate: Body shaming, Suicide, Suicide attempt, Adult/minor relationship, Eating disorder, Pedophilia, Domestic abuse, Injury/injury detail, and Self harm
lilacsophie's review against another edition
Graphic: Addiction, Alcoholism, Blood, Cursing, Death, Drug abuse, Drug use, Rape, Sexual content, Toxic relationship, and Violence
Minor: Adult/minor relationship, Body shaming, Child abuse, Grief, Homophobia, and Pedophilia