Author – Cecelia Ahern
Pages – 352
Genre – fiction, women literary fiction
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Released on the 25/10/18
I am woman. Hear me roar.
Have you ever imagined a different life?
Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided?
Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?
The women in these startlingly original stories are all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave. From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Was Kept on the Shelf and The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged her Husband, discover thirty touching, often hilarious, stories and meet thirty very different women. Each discovers her strength; each realizes she holds the power to make a change.
Roar by Cecelia Ahern is a collection of 30 short storys about the different challenges women face from sexism and feeling lost to embarrassment and wanting to be heard. I was expecting this book to be 30 real life stories about specific women but it’s not. It’s 30 methophoric storys that are told in a really clever, inclusive and witty ways
I related to a lot of the stories like ‘the woman who was swallowed up by the floor and who meet lots of other women down there too’ and ‘the woman who smiled’ and there were other storys that I haven’t experienced but i was able to learned from. There were also storys that made me laugh out load by how they showed the stupid things some women have to go through by telling it though the most ridiculous sinarios and others that made me mad at the injustice of some things.
The stories were well written and were the perfect size that you could read one if you had a spare few minute or you could read 5 or 6 in the afternoon and feel fairly accomplished with yourself. I think ‘Roar’ touched on a wide variety of challenges faced by women and there will deffinetly be 2 or 3 that you will be able to identify with and I’m sure will get a laugh out of too.
Overall I really enjoyed this book, it is a type of book that I have never read before and it was different to what I expected but I think that made it all the better. I would deffinetly recommend this book it is funny, eye opening, outspoken and insightful. I also found it encouraging or supportive you could say, it shows you you are not alone and there are billions of other woman going though one thing or another right now too ! So don’t worry things get better and if your feeling overwhelmed, stressed or belittled just leave it out, just roar !
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