This Month Is Filled With My Two Favourites: Women and Horror

Animal: The Autobiography of the Female Body (Sara Pasco 2017)

This book means a lot to me for many reasons. I’m fascinated with learning something new and learning things about the female body is exciting. I would read a chapter of the book and then tell all my house mates about what I had just read.

I learnt a lot from this book, not because I was naive or didn’t know about my own body but learnt what it took to be a woman both psychically and evolutionary and mentally. It’s taken thousands and thousands of years to create the body I’m in now and every part of it is there for a reason to help me survive and have sex.

Plus how mentally hard it is to process and live through the lives of women and especially teenage women. I wish I had read this book when I was 16. At 16 this book would of helped me to not make some mistakes I did. One of the best parts of this book is Sara Pasco’s pride and respect for teenage women, lots of celebrities with fan bases of mainly teenage girls disrespect their fans because they are teenage girls but that shouldn’t be an insult. Teenage girls run the world, they choose what is popular and are the people who grow to define the world in a new generation all depending on their teenage years.

Sara’s personal stories of being a teenager and all it’s insecurities and problems, plus older anecdotes of sexual encounters, makes this book. It makes it funny, entertaining, heart-warming and painful at times. Painful because you know she’s not alone as a teenager who harms themselves in different ways and that it’s a global problem but she deals with by talking about it and explaining. She gives a long list of charities and organisations that can help at the end too, which I think is fantastic.

I highly advice everyone to read this book, but teenagers out there pick this one up.

Fear Street: The Sleepwalker (R. L. Stine, 1993)

As it’s October I had to read something spooky and this is was a fantastic read. It’s not only spooky but terrifying at times. The events that happen to these teenagers is generally horrifying. But the best of all it’s really campy. The main characters boyfriend is a magician and it’s as ridiculous as you think a 16 year old boy in the 90’s is doing magic.

Some increably beautiful books I read this month, for very different reasons

Lucy.

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