Friday 6 July 2018

Review: She Must be Mad by Charly Cox

The powerful new collection of poetry and prose from social media’s answer to Carol Ann Duffy, Charly Cox.
She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the pain and beauty of love, the relief and the agony of turning from girl to woman, the isolation of an untethered mind and the power and subjugation of the body.
Charly captures the formative experiences of today’s young women from the poignant to the prosaic in writing that is at once witty, wry and heartfelt. Wayward nights out that don’t go as planned; the righteous anger at those men with no talent or skill or smarts who occupy the most powerful positions in the world; the strange banality of madness and, of course, the hurt and indecision of unrequited love.
For every woman surviving and thriving in today’s world, for every girl who feels too much; this is a call for communion, and you are not alone.

Review: The synopsis hits the description of this book just right when it says that this book is for every women surviving and thriving in today's world. This book is for more than just them though, this book is definitely for us!

This book is a mixture of poetry and prose and just comments on everything we are thinking and feeling in today's society right now. I love how honest this writers is and how she really picks up on those little insecurities we all have, those dark thoughts in the deepest corners of our minds and lays them out on paper here, opening them up right there for everyone to see. 

I love the balance of poetry and prose as well, I read this book in one siting but will definitely be adding it to my shelf so that I can pick it back up and look at specific thoughts or feelings again as and when I need to. 

There were moments in this book that were so true, it was funny and then others where it was so true it was sad and it sparked a lot of thought and discussion in my own life, some of which I shared with others and some of which I didn't. If you are put off by the pink cover of the reference to 'she' on the front, don't be. This book has so much depth and feeling and is really for everyone. I urge you to add it to your collection now too. 

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