I had a hard time with what star I should rate this. I enjoy that Donoghue is not afraid to shy away from tough topics: child abuse, prostitution, sexual assault, murder, etc. I love the voice actor for the audio. Defitely recommend you read as an audio book. She actually sings the songs and her variety of accents is insane! While I'm sure Blanche is supposed to be the main, strong heroine, I found Jenny (a girl who is murdered in the first chapter) to be way stronger and more empowering.
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