daniela_m's review

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dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced

4.5


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lmshearer's review

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dark emotional informative reflective sad medium-paced

3.0

A sad, dark collection of memoirs by the Danish poet Tove Ditlevsen. Check the CW below as the story has a lot of possible triggering elements.

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samarakroeger's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced

4.25


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millakk's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad medium-paced

4.0


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lhulmes19's review

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dark emotional sad medium-paced

5.0


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dominicangirl's review against another edition

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hopeful informative sad medium-paced

4.75


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ardodge's review

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dark emotional sad medium-paced

4.25


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michelle_b's review

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dark reflective sad medium-paced

4.0


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okarenhelena's review

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dark emotional funny inspiring reflective sad tense medium-paced

4.75


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eloiseandromeda's review against another edition

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dark emotional informative reflective sad tense fast-paced

3.0

My rating is very unequal:

Childhood 4/5
Youth 0/5
Dependency 5/5

Youth put me in a reading slump bc it was essentially a diary of all her relationships with boring men. It got repetitive quickly and I started forgetting their names. Honestly, it felt like The Days of Abandonment. I hated both books so if you liked that one, you’ll probably like Youth regardless. Dependency, however, re-kindled my love for this book. I read it in one sitting and didn’t expect how haunting this part was despite having never gone through addiction. Maybe it was the sense of hopelessness filled in every page that touched me, but this certainly was the most introspective part of the book and I’d imagine it would have a stronger effect on people who went through the same experience.

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