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352 pages, Paperback
First published February 1, 2016
"No one wounds me with impunity."
. . . acting like he couldn't see Jess, tucked under Blondie's arm. He probably thought he was being subtle. And Blondie played right along: widening his stance as if experiencing a sudden and significant surge in ball size, speaking in the drawl used by guys who are fluent in Brah.
"It's like we meant nothing to them," Jess said, hooking her friends through the wire mesh of the fence and sagging despondently. "Who's going to ogle us now?"
"I feel used," Farren agreed. "Cast aside for some honcho from head office. And now I'm not being objectified, my sense of self is suffering. I'll have to get back on Facebook."
"Jess nodded, dry mouthed. "Are you okay?" she rasped.
Mitch shook his head. "Not without you." He took a breath. "Jess?"
“I reserve my right to choices, too, and I choose to behave badly.”
“If I have to read another book or see another movie about a woman being courageous, I’ll throw up. [...] They not only have to get through it, they’re supposed to stand up, become a symbol, allow their whole lives to become derailed and defined by it. What if you don’t want to? [...] People bang on about women having the right to make choices—well, they need to realise women have the right to choose in these matters, too.”
‘The only thing you can do is stop wanting things to be different. Because you can’t change people. You can’t help people. And you definitely can’t save them. They have to do it themselves.’
smart, hot, funny, feminist, romantic, sexy, moving...
why the hell didn't anyone tell me about this book?!?
this was the feminist NA love story i've been waiting for.
genuinely me throughout the entire thing:
(p.s. gracias a Gliré por facilitarme una copia!)