Roar by Cecelia Ahern
I am woman. Hear me roar.
Have you ever imagined a different life?
Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided?
Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?
The women in these startlingly original stories are all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave.
From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Was Kept on the Shelf and The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged her Husband, discover thirty touching, often hilarious, stories and meet thirty very different women. Each discovers her strength; each realizes she holds the power to make a change.
Witty, tender, surprising, these keenly observed tales speak to us all, and capture the moment when we all want to roar.
I am a huge Cecelia Ahern fan and was overjoyed to review this new set of thirty short stories all about the lives of women.
Each short story is incredibly different and I liked the concept of picking this book up whenever I had just a few minutes to spare. Before long I found myself rereading stories because they were so enjoyable and each time I discovered meanings that I had not realised before.
The book tackles some sensitive subjects in a witty, yet extremely profound way.
The stories are moving, witty and incredibly clever. The word empowering has been associated with this book, I wouldn’t go that far but there are certainly some extremely uplifting and highly relatable issues covered. I think it would be great to give as a gift to a teenage girl, to explain Feminism in a very unique way.
The great thing about the short stories is that they can be taken at face value as lighthearted, slightly bizarre tales or you can dive to the greatest depths imaginable and explore all the different meanings and layers.
A creative masterpiece, this would be fabulous as a book club discussion.
Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for a copy of the book which I have reviewed honestly.
‘These provocative and witty stories prove it’s time to recognise Cecelia Ahern as one of our finest writers’ John Boyne
‘These stories sing from the page … sharp, clever, witty: a joy to read’ Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart
Acclaim for Cecelia Ahern:
‘Cleverly constructed, full of flavour and moving’ Daily Mail
‘Beautiful and unexpected … both thought-provoking and life-affirming’ Sunday Express
‘Both moving and thought-provoking’ Irish Independent