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Bertha_Mason
Only Ever Yours | Louise O'Neill
Mehso-so

I'm very not okay after reading this. Scarringly sad and scary, and extremely triggering if you've experienced (non-exhaustive list) emotional abuse, medical abuse, rape, an eating disorder, and/or child sexual abuse (especially incest). The "so-so" is only because it's very white and cis. But at least it wasn't TERFy.

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Bertha_Mason
Only Ever Yours | Louise O'Neill

"She is shining with indifference. I want her drugs the same way I used to want her beauty."
Mood.

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Bertha_Mason
Only Ever Yours | Louise O'Neill

"I sit on my hands and watch myself in the mirrored walls, at this face that is so familiar yet which never feels as if it belongs to me. It is the property of the School, of the Zone, of my future Husband. This face is my worth, my value. This face is all that I have to offer and it isn‘t even mine."

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Bertha_Mason
Only Ever Yours | Louise O'Neill

"Blackness swarms and I see nothing as the floor rises to meet me, to be my dancing partner."

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Bertha_Mason
Only Ever Yours | Louise O'Neill

"My bones jostle underneath my skin, fighting to be the first one to pierce my flesh."

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Bertha_Mason
Only Ever Yours | Louise O'Neill

I pray to the nameless shapeshifting genderqueer gawd/dyss of cluster B, trans freaks like me (praise be to rr holy identity disturbances) that this book doesn't turn out to be TERFy.

ShyBookOwl This book sounds terrifying and I need to read it! 3w
Bertha_Mason @ShyBookOwl I hope you enjoy! :) 2w
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nomierosie
Milkman | Anna Burns
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Pickpick

Burns' descriptions of male control had a huge emotional impact on me and resonated deeply. I've never heard or read such an accurate description of the subtle ways women can be made to feel vulnerable by predatory men. It's a difficult read stylistically and takes some perseverance to begin with but is well worth the effort #AnnaBurns #Milkman #patriarchy #ireland #troubles #violence #control

BiblioLitten Great review. Also, I should persevere and not give up reading it. 🙂 3w
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erzascarletbookgasm
Only Ever Yours | Louise O'Neill
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This book is set in a future in which girls are raised in schools to be attractive and compliant, and are prepared to be selected to become companions or concubines. A terrifying dystopia read.
#anglophileapril #fixyou

Cinfhen Sounds horrifying!!! 2mo
Kalalalatja I so want to read this! 2mo
Mdargusch Sounds like they are grooming Stepford Wives! 2mo
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sarahbarnes Terrifying idea!!😱😖 2mo
Reviewsbylola Something about that cover is super appealing! 2mo
emilyhaldi I thought the same thing!! @Mdargusch 2mo
Izai.Amorim Sounds like the last 2000 years to me... 2mo
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nicpears
Only Ever Yours | Louise O'Neill
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book even though it was heartbreaking. I recognized many of the feelings portrayed by the girls l, albeit less intensely, in myself and friends.

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lauren.lerner
Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I tried not to feel intimidated when classroom conversations were dominated by male students. Hearing them, I realized that they weren‘t at all smarter than the rest of us. They were simply emboldened, floating on an ancient tide of superiority, buoyed by the fact that history had never told them anything different.



#patriarchy #maleentitlement #currentlyreading

Leftcoastzen Direct and to the point,I loved this book. 4mo
TrishB This summed up so much. 4mo
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