Book Review: Roar by Cecilia Ahern

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Blurb (as on Goodreads):

Have you ever imagined a different life?
Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided?
Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?

The women in these startlingly original stories are all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave. From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Was Kept on the Shelf and The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged her Husband, discover thirty touching, often hilarious, stories and meet thirty very different women. Each discovers her strength; each realizes she holds the power to make a change.

Witty, tender, surprising, these keenly observed tales speak to us all, and capture the moment when we all want to roar.

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30 women with 30 unique stories about the burdens and pain each have to endure in a world that has always been unfair to the female sex. Women have always been told what to do, feel and behave since town immemorial. Women have also been programmed to believe that compassion, guilt, remorse etc. is what they have to feel at a greater magnitude when compared to their male counterparts. Women have been an object of show, a person who should grow and age gracefully for the society to accept them and cherish them.

These 30 stories give us a glimpse of these remarkable women who endure more than they show and who empower themselves rather than waiting for their knight in shining armor. What I loved most about this collection is how much positivity this book can bring. At the end of each story, I felt my heart uplift a little, my chin held high and a determination to conquer everything life throws at my way.

While I agree that the writing was simple and a few stories felt off, the message was loud and clear. Women need to stand up for themselves and for other women, and that is the only way to empowerment.

A refreshing take on Feminism in a language that everyone understands and speaks.

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Purchase Links:                 |Amazon Paperback |Amazon Kindle|

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10 thoughts on “Book Review: Roar by Cecilia Ahern

      1. 🙈😋 okay… Well, I read P.S. I Love You way back, probably around the time the movie came out or I’m not sure if I saw it before or after watching the movie but I really liked them both. And then someone borrowed my copy and never returned it and I haven’t seen it since. 🙈😑😣
        And I read The Year I Met You. I can’t even explain it. Just no…I’m still super annoyed that I read it. 🙈 And I have stayed away from her books since. 🤷

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