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Girlhood, by Melissa Febos

4 reviews

bert22's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional inspiring reflective sad medium-paced

5.0


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emotional reflective medium-paced

3.5


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cindymarieo's review

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challenging dark reflective medium-paced

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challenging dark emotional reflective medium-paced

4.0

These essays pack a punch: some are difficult to read, some are hopeful, and all are thoughtful and thought-provoking. (Definitely heed the content warnings and let me know if you’d like further info on them.)

Febos’ writing is vulnerable and engaging. She has a gift for making a personal story a shared experience with the reader—it’s not just words on paper but an invitation to understanding. I particularly loved her discussions around consent, which made me reshape my thinking on the subject. Likewise, what she has to say about feeling unsafe in all sorts of circumstances really resonated with me.

Overall, this book made me feel seen, I loved it, and you should read it.

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