a lonely girl is a dangerous thing ~ jessie tu “i want to

a lonely girl is a dangerous thing ~ jessie tu “i want to

8/5/2021, 11:22:23 AM
a lonely girl is a dangerous thing ~ jessie tu “i want to tell him about the part of my body that hurts. the invisible hand that grinds at some small, tender part of my chest and stops me from breathing normally. there are traumas written inside my body, cellular, larger than my own existence” jena is a child prodigy who also seeks validation through sleeping with men. she moves to new york as a part of the philharmonic. another one that left me with that weird feeling after reading a book that hit you. i don’t know if there’s a word to describe this, but there should be 🤔 this is a book with themes of female sexuality and desire shown, in a completely different way to something like evelyn hugo. this shows the impact seeking validation from others can have. how friends can be lost when you give into certain desires, and how being really really good at something doesn’t mean you’re happy. i liked this, it was easy to read because the chapters were short, and i could get through them fast. and the story was engaging enough to keep me interested. and also how beautiful is that cover! and the quote i have above i think explains anxiety in a way that i never could, the writing is beautiful. plot takes a bit of a backseat as the themes of loneliness and emptiness come through, which i don’t mind too much. don’t expect a big plot style novel but honestly the themes were so well written that it didn’t need much. it made me miss new york city and i did feel personally attached to parts of jena’s story and her feelings. read if you like; music, themes of desire, sex, and wanting. i’m excited to see Jessie Tu at the Melbourne Writers Fest! have you read this? what did you think?

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