Reviews tagging 'Homophobia'
coolchick_cesc's review against another edition
- Plot- or character-driven? Character
- Strong character development? It's complicated
- Loveable characters? It's complicated
- Diverse cast of characters? Yes
- Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
Frances is vulnerable, depressed, and lacking agency, which is further impeded by the control these men have over her life. I think this book is so well crafted that it makes Paul’s gaslighting, patronising, and predatory behaviour so subtle and insidious. It feels to me a true reflection of toxic relationships such as this. Lafarge has expertly crafted a protagonist who lacks impetus and is overflowing with self doubt. I felt so awful for this character who is unable to stand up for herself and feels silenced by the men in her life, who take what they want without really care about her at all.
Moderate: Sexual assault, Sexism, and Homophobia
anxiousbookclub's review against another edition
Moderate: Emotional abuse, Gaslighting, Homophobia, Sexual content, Sexual harassment, Adult/minor relationship, Mental illness, Alcohol, and Toxic relationship