Wow, this book was just, wow. I was a woman who cringed at the word feminist, but I wanted equal pay, reproductive rights, and power over my own body...more
Wow, this book was just, wow. I was a woman who cringed at the word feminist, but I wanted equal pay, reproductive rights, and power over my own body. I like to look nice and shave my legs, so I didn't identify with the stereotypical feminist. Now, I'm proud to say I'm a feminist. No matter what people, usually men, would have you believe, we women do have less and it's time for that to change.
Read this book, give it to your daughters, sisters, mothers and grandmothers as well as your spouses, sons, fathers, and grandfathers. Women's rights affect us all and we all deserve to live in a society where we can walk down the street without fear and have the right to do what we want with our own body. If you don't know there's a problem, how can you work on fixing it?
I can't stress this enough, you need to read this book!(less)
This book is about Juliet Ashton, an author who brings laughter to the citizens of New York in post-WWII with her column as Izzy Bickerstaff. One day...moreThis book is about Juliet Ashton, an author who brings laughter to the citizens of New York in post-WWII with her column as Izzy Bickerstaff. One day she is contacted by Dawsey Adams, a member of the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society. He has found she used to own with her name in it and contacts her for more information on the subject of the book. Juliet becomes fascinated by the story of their Literary Society and asks the other members to write her letters. Juliet falls in love with Guernsey and the members and decides to spend some time there. Whilst there, she finds love, a new family, and a wonderful idea for a new book.
This book was so captivating and it was odd to me that I liked it so because the entire books is letters. It's amazing how the authors put the entire story together using letters between all the characters. It was a beautiful and uplifting story, with a little bit of sorrow mixed in. Definitely a good read.(less)
Little Bee is the story about a girl from Nigeria, trying to find her way to the only people she knows in the United Kingdom, Sarah & Andrew O'Rou...moreLittle Bee is the story about a girl from Nigeria, trying to find her way to the only people she knows in the United Kingdom, Sarah & Andrew O'Rourke. Little Bee is detained in an Immigrant Asylum for 2 years before a stroke of luck helps her find her way out. With nowhere else to go and no one else to turn to, Little Bee heads to Sarah & Andrew's house using Andrew's driver's license she found on the beach where they met many years before.
I loved this book. There's something about it's simplicity, yet the fact that it's so intense and emotional that makes me love it so much. You'll love reading the story about Little Bee, her life, and how she met the O'Rourke's on that one fateful day. This is a sad story with glimpses of hope spread throughout. Definitely one of my favorites.(less)