Friday, March 4, 2016

Take It As A Compliment

Take It As A Compliment
author: Maria Stoian
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.43
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2016/03/04
date added: 2016/03/04
shelves: graphic-novels, non-fiction
'Take It As A Compliment' by Maria Stoian is not a very fun book to read. These types of stories brought to light might actually help someone who is going through something similar.

The twenty illustrated stories in this book don't include names. The people telling them are both men and women. They tell stories of how they were harassed and humiliated. By strangers, by family members, by loved ones, while travelling, and by trusted friends. Besides the shame the victim feels, there is also the shame heaped on them by their perpetrators.

No one should have stories like this to tell. Often times, the shame of the incident keeps the victim silent. They've done nothing wrong, but they feel embarassed or responsible. Telling these stories brings them to light in order to hopefully shed light and stop this sort of behaviour. There are some simple guidelines in the back telling people to stop this sort of thing if they see it, I would've liked to see an appendix of resources for victims or something a bit more thoughtful. This was still a powerful and very hard to read graphic novel.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Jessica Kingsley Publisher, Singing Dragon, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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