This week’s #SixForSunday prompt is all about anger; the books that made me see red. I initially found this a tough one to answer, as it takes a lot for a book to make me angry, but somehow I managed to find six books. *pats self on the back*
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates | This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The first book that came to mind for me was Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates. Reading this book made me incredibly angry, as it details the systemic sexism that exists in our society. Anger aside, I would recommend this book to everyone as it’s an eye-opening and important read.
Another non-fiction book here, and This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay is the diary of a junior doctor during his time working for the NHS. It made me angry to read just how badly junior doctors, and the NHS, are treated by our Government. Read it.
Moving on to fiction now, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood made me angry because the events in this novel were based on events that have happened in the past, and recently it has began to feel they are beginning to repeat in the present. Time for a re-read, I think.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven | Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas made me angry because even though it is a work of fiction, the events in this book have happened in real life. The names may be different, but the situations are the same. This is another book that needs to be read by as many people as possible.
In The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven, Izzy is publicly shamed on a massive scale when explicit photos of her are put on the internet. It made me angry that this happens to girls all the time yet the guys involved get off scot-free. I’m also going to quickly say that a certain character called Danny can go take a long walk off a short pier.
Finally, the last book that made me angry was Looking for Alaska by John Green. This is one of the few books I have given a 1 star rating to. What made me angry about this book was the time I wasted reading it, time that I will not get back. I hated this book. #notevensorry
What was the last book you read that made you angry?