Diary of a Confused Feminist

Diary of a Confused Feminist


Kat wants to do GOOD FEMINISM, although she's not always sure what that means. She also wants to be a writer, get together with Hot Josh (is this a feminist ambition?), win at her coursework and not make a TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT of herself at all times.

But the path to true feminism is filled with mortifying incidents and when everything at school starts to get a bit too much, Kat knows she's lost her way, and the only way forward is to ask for help . . .

Join Kat AKA the Confused Feminist as she navigates EVERYTHING from menstrual cups and mental health to Instagram likes and #TimesUp in her HILARIOUS, OUTRAGEOUS and VERY EMBARRASSING diary.

Our Review

Diary of a Confused Feminist was good but probably not a book I will purchase because it felt a bit young for me.

Kat is trying to be a GOOD feminist but she isn't entirely sure what that means. In the mean time she is struggling with her exams and not entirely humiliating herself in front of her crush. Life as a teenager is hard and when it all gets a bit much she knows she needs to ask for some help.

 I think part of the reason I struggled with this book was that I had seen comparisons to Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging prior to reading it and I loved that book as a teenager. When I began reading this I was expecting similar laugh out loud humour. It was funny but didn't make me cry with laughter. Although I did have a childish snigger to the 'Power to the fanny' remark.

"The plan was to support the #MeToo #TimesUP movements and look just like the glitzy celebs arriving on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last year. Though in the picture we posted on Insta this morning I looked more like a goth who'd been at the red wine. Already an old lush at 16."

Having said that, I thought the representation of someone living with anxiety and the general teenage angst was represented well and read true to life.

"I also worry that no one else worries quite as much as I do. I don't think my friends worry as much as this, and I don't know why I worry more than everyone else."

in theory this book should have ticked a lot of boxes for me but in reality it just wasn't for me. However, judging from the reviews of other readers I am obviously missing something. Maybe on another day in a different mood  would feel differently. I just think that at almost 35 I am probably too far off the target audience and shouldn't have requested it.


Our Final Rating...

Our Rating

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