23 thoughts on “Book Review : A Girl Like That

  1. Marie says:

    To be honest, when I first saw the book around the blogosphere and on goodreads, I had no idea or never thought that it would be dealing with so many heavy themes. I’m glad that I saw trigger warnings and everything else, and thank you for mentioning them as well. It sounds like a very important book for sure and I’m glad that you enjoyed it – I’m not sure I will end up reading it though, because of all..; well, all of these triggers :/ Fantastic review though! 😀

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    • Marta says:

      I feel like the blurb was really misleading because it made it seem like a romance-focused book with a few more serious parts. I completely understand, Marie! It’s very triggering 🙈

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    • Marta says:

      Thank you very much! ❤
      I agree so much with you, these endings really frustrate me, but they are realistic, they happen in real life and therefore, they should be represented in books too, even if it’s not making readers comfortable or happy.

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  2. Manon says:

    This sounds like a rough and powerful book. I don’t know if I would want to read it. I think it would make me sad and angry, but I do believe it let’s you think about bullying and the consequences of actions.

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  3. Camilla @ Reader in the Attic says:

    I’m terrified (in a good sense) or reading this one. I was bullied in the past, even on the interet so…
    Anyway, I painfully enjoy this kind of stories because I feel that people that suffered throught bullism might get represented, because many times, when the person who is bullied, even if tell the story… well, people dont’ believe them.

    At the same I know that it totally diverge from my personal experience even if I’m still looking with a little of hestiation towards domestic abuse

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    • Marta says:

      I was bullied as well, not on the internet though, and it was for entirely different reasons than in Zarin’s case.
      Yesss, I feel like this one is even greater because it has bullying, but also rape culture represented. The domestic abuse isn’t a huge part of the book, there’s a debate at school on this subject and a mention of a teacher dealing with it.

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  4. Rebecca @mylifeasasportsfangirl says:

    I read A Girl Like That two weeks ago, I think. I have similar feelings as you especially when it comes to the ending. I wanted so much more for Zarin but I’m glad she stayed true to herself throughout the entire novel. 🙂

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    • Marta says:

      Same! I felt so sad at the ending because wow, Zarin deserved so much better than that. 😢 I’m glad we had similar feelings about it since it was so hard to gather my thoughts in order to write this review, I had doubts it was intelligible 🙈

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      • Rebecca @mylifeasasportsfangirl says:

        No worries, it sounded awesome but I can understand why you’d feel that way. It was a hard book to talk about!

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    • Marta says:

      It’s really important, I think it’s powerful especially in the way it deals with sexual harassment and the rape culture since our culture tends to blame the victim if she had a “reputation”.
      Thank you and I hope you enjoy it once you get to read it! ❤

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