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Girlhood, by Melissa Febos

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bookwhore07's review

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informative reflective sad medium-paced


so depressing that i had to put it down and take a breather occasionally, but i guess that’s the point. cheers to coming to terms with all the ways the patriarchy has fucked u up 

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anniefwrites's review

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challenging dark emotional hopeful reflective sad tense medium-paced


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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