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Asking for it: Louise O' Neill

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xsquared Thu 20-Feb-20 21:42:13

I wouldn't say that I enjoyed it but it is a thought provoking read. At times, I found it really frustrating and the protagonist isn't really likeable, which I think was the intention.

Have you read it and what did you think?

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Spidey66 Sat 22-Feb-20 09:23:25

I read it a couple of years back. I thought It was very readable and thought provoking but know what you mean about being loathe to say I enjoyed it.

I think it would be a good read for teenage girls to demonstrate the pitfalls of social media.

Spidey66 Sat 22-Feb-20 09:29:25

Ps her other books are good, especially Almost Love, which is about an obsessive relationship.

I've just read Marian Keyes new book and she thanks Louise O'Neill in the acknowledgements. I think they're friends.

xsquared Sat 22-Feb-20 17:29:23

Thank you for the recommmendation Spidey. I read Only Every Yours a couple of years ago and thought it was very "Handmaid's Tale" but for teenagers.

I have a 12 year old dd who I am still trying to guide around using social media. She's a good reader and fairly mature but I don't think she's quite ready for Asking for It just yet.

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Spidey66 Mon 24-Feb-20 11:23:49

Yeah maybe 14-15 years old would be more appropriate.

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