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The Burning by Laura Bates

The Burning

Laura Bates

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 21 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781471170201

The compelling YA debut from Laura Bates, founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, bestselling author of Girl Up and leading voice for women's rights

4 stars out of 5
Suzi Feay
22 Feb 2019

"The destructive power of social media is under the spotlight in this clumsy but engaging novel"

Few authors are better placed to explore the ravaged self-esteem of girls faced with an onslaught of online abuse than Laura Bates, the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project. Otherwise, the portrait she paints of school life in The Burning might come across as unrealistic. However unpalatable the thought, we have to conclude that the level of misogyny she evokes isn’t exaggerated.