by Claire Kendal
“As a young girl I was taught to be polite – say please and thank you – be respectful of other people’s feelings…and act like a lady.
The problem with that kind of upbringing is…unfortunately living by those rules alone can get in the way of trusting your instincts and keeping yourself safe.
Not everyone is deserving of respect.
Not everyone plays by the rules.
And sometimes acting like a lady can get you killed…”
by Jennifer Mathieu
“Maybe my mother is right. Maybe I’ll leave East Rockport one day. But first I need to set it on fire.”
“it occurs to me that this is what it means to be a feminist.
Not a humanist or an equalist or whatever.
But a feminist. It’s not a bad word.
After today it might be my favourite word.
Because really all it is is girls supporting each other and wanting to be treated like human beings in a world that’s always finding ways to tell them they’re not.“
by Francesca Zappia
Creating art is a lonely task, which is why we introverts revel in it.”
- Page 358
by Nicole Conway
“It’s ok to be scared. It’s ok to be afraid of what you don’t understand.
But only at first. Count to five. Let yourself be afraid for five seconds.
Then take a deep breath and do whatever it is that scares you.”
by Matthew Sullivan
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publish Date: 24th August 2017