non fiction three : 21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe about Sex: Pursuing Love with Passion and Purity by Jennifer Strickland

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Book Title: 21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe about Sex: Pursuing Love with Passion and Purity
Author: Jennifer Strickland
Series: None
Genres: Chick-Lit, YA, Non Fiction
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I read this in eBook format.

21 Myths… for me, was very disappointing.

It is what it says on the tin, a book about Sex.

I was so disappointed in fact, that I didn’t even finish it.

From the cover and the blurb, I took that this book would be a comedic truth telling story for Young Adults about sex. I thought it would be light and fresh and give the YA community a new way to read and learn about sex, without the whole awkward-ness.

I’m a Christian, but I’m not at all religious. I’ve been christened, I believe in God, but I don’t believe that God is the reason behind most things. This may be controversial and I apologise if this offends anyone that reads my blog.

This book states that homosexuality is a sin. I am not part of the LGBTQ community myself, but I have family and friends that are. Being gay isn’t something that anyone should be ashamed of and for this book to say that to their Young Adult audience made me rather upset. Young Adult readers could be struggling with their own sexuality, trying to find courage to come out to their loved ones and accept themselves for who they are. They should feel loved and confident in themselves. They shouldn’t have to put a book down because they are offended at what was written on the pages.

Now, I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I have my own here, so I apologise to the author of this book but I couldn’t continue reading something that I didn’t agree with.

This book could’ve been so much different.

I give this book 0 stars out of 5.

*I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

One thought on “non fiction three : 21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe about Sex: Pursuing Love with Passion and Purity by Jennifer Strickland

  1. Obviously the person who wrote this is a devout Christian who believes that being gay is a sin. I did comment that I didn’t consider that this was obvious from the book’s title, but when I’ve just had another look now, I’ve realised that actually — the use of the word “purity” kind of says it all for me. I don’t have an issue with Christian writing as I’m also a Christian myself, but I’m not a fan of not allowing young and impressionable people not to think for themselves.

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