Title: Dear Girl
Author: Aija Mayrock
Date of publication: April 7th 2020
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Print length: Paperback, 128 pages
Genre: poetry, nonfiction, feminism
Edition: audiobook, ARC
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Writing Quality 5/5, ‘Couldn’t put it down’ – ness 5/5, Intellectual Depth 5/5, Diversity 5/5, Originality 5/5, Overall 5/5.
I’ve had this book on my NetGalley shelf for a while now, and I didn’t pick it up until the start of September. I don’t know why, but I am so happy I finally brought myself to read it.
I don’t know what I was expecting to gain after finishing this read, but I am so grateful. Dear Girl has been a very empowering read, and I can see myself going back every time I need a little motivation.
It has been short, and the audiobook brought to life the message of the story. Aija Mayrock has a powerful voice, and you were able to sense that from the very few worlds. Also, at the beginning of every single part, there was some piano music which marked the ending of the last part, but also gave some musicality to the verses.
It is a feminist read, and it features heavy subjects as rape, racism and gender. I loved it with all my heart, I will read it over and over again, and I recommend it for further reading!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Aija is a bestselling author, poet, and performer. She started writing her first book “The Survival Guide to Bullying” when she was 16 years old, after having been bullied for many years. She self published her book before it was acquired by Scholastic and published around the world.
Aija has spoken to over four million people nationwide on bullying and mental health. Aija also joined the ABC and Disney Channel “Choose Kindness” campaign alongside of Hailee Steinfeld and Alessia Cara.