Girlcrush: The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller

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Girlcrush: The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Girlcrush: The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller

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The text wants to be explicit and punchy, but the ambition is just too apparent, and we all know what happens if you want to be cool really, really bad.

This book had it’s an emotional and relatable moments, but those are buried under scenes that just weren’t great. I read it for both of us to save you from the hours of your life you will never get back if you were planning to read it.I know this is meant to be a story about a messy character, but you're given no reason at all to care about this selfish, awful woman from the start of the novel. The language sounds very contemporary (for some reason, the whole thing is set in the near future - so everyone can live in the metaverse, like we now live on Goodreads? despite being a self-insert character who makes collages for the internet and is the 'voice of a generation' (lol) eartha is also surrounded by graffiti'd given-isms such as 'maybe it's a girl crush, maybe you're queer,' a slogan popularised by given on her own instagram and to which eartha replies 'now THAT'S fucking cool. Faced with adoring fans who demand her continual attention and persecutors who police her slightest action, Eartha tries to incessantly curate her online persona with the help of her shadowy agent, while the real-life Eartha starts to neglect herself and her relationships. circling back to the text's moral value though, i think even having the good grace to afford it the label of 'problematic' or whatever (vague and redundant term though it is) is a waste of time, and actually affords the book far more credence than it is worth by engaging with it as a piece of instructive literature rather than the absolute steaming bin fire it actually is.

At times I wondered if it was an autobiography, I've followed Florence for years and there were so many similarities with Eartha and her. To her credit, Given handles another sexual assault and its aftermath towards the end of the novel with a care and sensitivity which I can only wish the rest of the narrative had been allowed.I feel that having a big following is the only thing that will get you a publishing deal these days. In a world where nearly everyone is ‘plugged in’ to Wonderland, seeing something different – raw and unfiltered hits home for many. I felt like it was trying too hard to be relevant and had the basis of a great story line but just didn't quite get there.

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