Diary of A Confused Feminist

Diary of A Confused Feminist
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January 02, 2024
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At fifteen, Kat Evans is still sorting it all out, and that includes being a good feminist (and, by extension, a good human).

She promises herself that this school year, she’ll be making changes to her life that will make her less of a walking disaster, like: 1) keeping her diary every day as all the top journalists and writers do; 2) stop obsessing over her crush Hot Josh because she doesn’t need a man to complete her; 3) stop stalking said Hot Josh on Instagram and accidentally liking his pictures; 4) somehow managing to stop worrying about every single thing in her life; and, most importantly, 5) SMASHING THE PATRIARCHY—that is, after she figures out what it is and how one goes about dismantling it.

And though Kat may lack the grace it requires to meet her goals, she makes up for that with plenty of good humor as she stumbles through high school with all its bullies, parties, and crippling moments of self-doubt. With the help of her best friends, her parents, and her diary, Kat may figure out how to be a cool, fun feminist yet.

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Diary of A Confused Feminist
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It's the first day of school and almost sixteen-year-old Kat Evans wants to organize a bit of activism on campus. Her attempt at feminism brings hilarious results. Her friends help her along the way. Kat tries to get the attention of a new student, Hot Josh, but she wonders if that might be an unfeminist thought.

What worked: Hilarious romp with BFFs who want to smash the Patriarchy and bring awareness to feminism. I laughed so hard while reading Kat's journal entries.

Kat also shares her feelings of anxiety when her friends get boyfriends and she doesn't. There's Mean girl Trudy and her group who go out of their way to make Kat's life miserable. The author does a great job showing Kat's struggles with feeling less than and anxiety that builds to panic attacks.

There's mention of struggles with menstrual periods, exams, betrayals, and body awareness. Mental illness is shown in a very realistic way. The one scene where she can't breathe after one incident rang very real. As a teen, I also dealt with similar issues.

The scenes of the girls going to a yoga class are seriously funny! What I really loved was the friendship between the girls and how they stuck together even when things at school seemed to be going in the wrong direction.

Derry Girls meets Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson for a whole new generation.

Fast-paced contemporary story of friendship at a UK school where readers are introduced to a group of friends whose antics will stay with you long after you turn the last page.
Good Points
1. Derry Girls meets Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series
2. Hilarious
3. Addresses anxiety, body anxiety, depression
4. Smash the Patriarchy
5. Friendship
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