On Tuesday, we published our Kirkus review of Jennifer Mathieu’s The Truth About Alice – a book that deals with slut-shaming, bullying, and hypocrisy from multiple points of view.
Roaring Brook Press put together these cool character videos:
Author Jennifer Mathieu is a cool lady – an English teacher who lives in Texas, also written this The Hairpin piece about YA and slut-shaming – picking apart the Jessica/Elizabeth Wakefield dichotomy in order to examine what we were taught about sex when we were younger. It’s a great piece, and highlights the heavy-handed “don’t be a slut” message in even ghostwritten, largely disposable literature.
With the #YesAllWomen discussion still happening, young women should find this book – and her The Hairpin article – pretty timely. So often we’re taught that being a “slut” is the VERY WORST THING that you can be – but you had better put out if you expect to keep a boyfriend. It’s a nasty message, and Mathieu does a nice job of showing how hypocritical and insidious it can be.
When you’re done here, hop on over to the rest of the blog tour to read more!
6/3 – Me, My Shelf and I
6/4 – ExLibris Kate
6/5 – Forever Young Adult – you are here!
6/6 – Perpetual Page Turner
6/7 – A Good Addiction
6/8 – Girls in the Stacks
6/9 – Rebekah Faubion, Writer
6/10 – Sleepless Reads
The Truth About Alice is available now.