Kat wants to be a good feminist, but she isn’t always sure about what that mean. She also wants to be a good writer, be with Hot Josh, win at her coursework and not make a total embarrassment of herself all the time.
But the path to true feminism is filled with mortifying incidents and when everything at school starts to be a bit too much, Kat knows that she has lost her way and the only way to move forward is to ask for help.
Diary of a Confused Feminist is a refreshing, hilarious and relatable book that I throughly enjoyed. It isn’t often that I laugh out loud when reading this book but that made me laugh out loud a number of times. It was laughter I just couldn’t hold in because this book is seriously hilarious. It is an incredibly relatable book for any teenager out there and it never felt like it was an adult trying to be a teenager. It just felt like reading an actual diary of a teenager.
This book tackles so many important topics. It is aimed at teenagers who are trying to figure out who they are and it fits that target audience perfectly. Even at the age of 22 I found this book hilarious and helpful and I could still connect to it and its story.
Kat, the main characters has to deal with the typical trails and tribulations of being a teenager. Ups and downs with her family, friends, school and her self image are just a few of the things that Kat has to deal with. This book also discusses anxiety, panic attacks and depression and it discusses it openly, honestly and amazingly. This is the first book I have read in a long time that I have felt has been so open with it’s readers about all the issues so many people face in day-to-day life. This book also features Kat going to therapy and I appreciated those sections of the book so much.
Sometimes I felt that the drama in the book was a little bit petty and a little bit too dramatic for what was actually going on. This is just a personal opinion though and to a lot of people will not make any difference to their view of the book as a whole.
Every single character in this book is well-rounded and has so much heart. They felt like real people who I know whilst in high school myself. I love the role that both Kat’s friends and family play throughout the book and loved how supportive they all were to Kat.
The feminism in this book is excellent. This book does an amazing job of exploring the thoughts and feelings most people have when they are starting to learn about feminism and becoming feminists. Even I learnt some things from this book that I will be using in my life from now on. I think this is an excellent book to help guide teenagers into the world of feminism.
Kate Weston has written an excellent novel and I cannot wait to see what else she writes in the future and I will certainly be following her for feminist advice.
Overall, I throughly enjoyed this book and feel it could be read by anyone. It is hilarious, relatable and informative and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for excellent mental health representation and a book that openly discusses feminism and makes it very accessible. I am so glad I read this book!