Arc Review: What Makes Girls Sick and Tired

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What Makes Girls Sick and Tired is a feminist manifesto that denounces the discrimination against and unfairness felt by women from childhood to adulthood. The graphic novel, illustrated in a strikingly minimalist style with images of girls with varied body types and personalities, invites teenagers to question the sexism that surrounds us, in ways that are obvious and hidden, simple and complex.

The book’s beginnings as a fanzine shine through in its honesty and directness, confronting the inequalities faced by young women, everyday. And it ends with a line of hope, that with solidarity, girls will hurt less, as they hold each other up with support and encouragement.

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What makes girls sick and tired is an amazing graphic novel that covers things like sexism and feminism. It is especially perfect for teenage/young girls to see such great diversity and to be able to learn about feminism in a fun way.

They talk about so much of why we still need feminism and the daily struggles of modern day women around the world. They use some great points and statistics that are meant to provoke a conversation. Not only is the message good the art is beautiful and so diverse.

The only con is that it is sooo short. Though if you are looking for a quick read that makes you think, then you will like it.


Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an arc! The publication date is march 18 if your interested 🙂

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