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Girlhood, by Melissa Febos

5 reviews

clarekistler16's review

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emotional inspiring reflective sad fast-paced

5.0


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anniefwrites's review

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challenging dark emotional hopeful reflective sad tense medium-paced

5.0

Wow. You know a book is good when you want to go back and reread it right away. Melissa Febos's essay collection attributes microscopic attention to her past and finds common threads that weave together internalized misogyny, lack of agency, and stifled exploration of identity and sexuality. She has such a distinct voice and uses such inventive imagery to welcome the reader into her exhibition of vulnerability. For lack of a better word, this book is full of truth-bombs. I highlighted so much, and it's making me reflect on my own experiences as a girl growing up in a patriarchal society. An excellent read.

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annanahnah's review

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challenging emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0


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cindymarieo's review

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challenging dark reflective medium-paced

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hopemathslow's review

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reflective medium-paced

5.0

The writing is well-researched and thoughtfully composed, at once brilliant and nuanced. Febos' examination of girlhood and the ways of discovering what that means to yourself and to the world feels a bit like staring for too long at the sunset. It's beautiful but a little painful, too. The halo lingers even after you look away.

"Before I learned about beauty, I delighted in my body. I was a passionate child with calloused feet and lots of words. I talked fast and moved faster."

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