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Women Don’t Owe You Pretty Blog review

First of all, welcome! I wanted to start of by explaining the reason behind this blog. After studying English studies at university for the previous three years, I found myself interested in ideas surrounding the effects of society, where everything is constantly becoming more up-to-date and modernised, alongside the effect that this is having on […]

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Introduction:

An author whose work has recently caught my attention, due to her large social media following and the ideas she projects across her account, is British activist and illustrator Florence Given, who’s Sunday times bestseller book ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty[1]’ will be discussed in further detail throughout this blog. It is important to note […]

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Increase in Self-help books

It is no secret that self-help books are becoming increasingly popular within literature. Over the last few years, they have started to become a success amongst young readers, offering them advice on how to overcome certain situations and live their life to the fullest[1]. If you look at novels that promise readers a new perspective […]

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The influence of social media

My first discovery of Women Don’t Owe You Pretty was on an Instagram post. Up until that moment, I had a lack of knowledge surrounding Florence Given as an influencer, alongside her involvement in feminism, illustration, and writing. Due to this been her first book, I had not previously heard of her. However, upon further […]

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What is Literature?

When reading self-help books, I feel as though there is always the question as to whether or not I am reading a piece of literature. While it can technically be argued that they are still published in the form of a book and can therefore be given the same label, there is no denying that […]

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Writing Style

When looking at whether or not Given’s work can technically be classed as literature, it is evident that her book adopts a less traditional style of writing. At the time of publication, Givens Instagram had a high following, which clearly enabled her a starting point for her book as she already had a previous fanbase […]

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Marketing Strategies

Writers always aim for high publicity, as it brings high success. Therefore, the key to this is through the marketing aspect of producing a book. Alongside Givens approach regarding social media and her writing style, it is clear that she has also focused highly on the more extrinsic values of her work. Upon first impressions, […]

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Social Media: Good or Bad?

The overall effect: After writing this review, I wanted to include a short paragraph on whether or not the effect of social media on literature is positive or negative, and whether modernised progress is a good thing. After looking at different factors, it is clear that social media has allowed the sales of books to […]

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Bibliography

Bibliography: Byrne, Rhonda. 2006. The Secret. Atria Books. Fournler Ph.D, Denise. 2018. “Manifestation: The Real Deal”. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mindfully-present-fully-alive/201812/manifestation-the-real-deal. Given, Florence. 2020. Women Dont Owe You Pretty. Cassell. King, Vex. 2018. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is The Key To Unlocking Your Greatness. Hay House UK; Illustrated edition. Krystal, Arthur. 2014. “[Criticism] | What Is Literature, By Arthur […]