What Makes Girls Sick and Tired : A book review!


A feminist manifesto in graphic novel form that denounces the discrimination against and unfairness felt by women from childhood to adulthood illustrated in a strikingly minimalist style with images of girls with varied body types and personalities, invites teenagers to question the sexism that surrounds us, in ways that are obvious and hidden, simple and complex.

The book’s beginnings as a fanzine shine through in its honesty and directness, confronting the inequalities faced by young women, everyday. And it ends with a line of hope, that with solidarity, girls will hurt less, as they hold each other up with support and encouragement.

My review:

The book is beautifully written in a poetic manner. It covers almost all the aspects of women oppression in our modern day society. And it tries to cover girls of every kind and type around the world.

The graphic novel is rich with beautiful and profound illustrations that are soothing to look at and are empowering.

The description does justice to what the book is about. I think it is one to add to the collection.

The cover is beautiful and so is the content.

The only negative thing I have to say about this book is its length. I wish it was longer and was more detailed. I wish it also touched upon abuse over dowry, domestic violence against women and the daily curfew women have to follow due to their fear and lack of freedom.

I absolutely loved the book.

Rating : 5⭐/5

Publisher: Second Story Press

Publication Date: March 9, 2019

Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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