Unslut: A Diary and a Memoir
4 out of 5
UnSlut is the reprinted middle school diary recounting the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade experiences of Emily Lindin, an activist questioning the widespread and often inappropriate use of the word “slut.” Ranging from lazy summer days to the thrill that accompanies school dances, Lindin’s experiences serve to emphasis the struggles of growing up female that will resonant with readers. The multiple footnotes she has added to each page are a plus, ranging from witty to reminiscent. Although I felt the only quality writing appeared in the introduction, in the footnotes, or in the afterword (basically not in the main text) and though the book had a rather confusing cast of characters, the social importance of the focus of this book makes it a must read.
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