Book Reviews

SHE- Screw Silence! by Reecha Agarwal Goyal – Book Review

  • Author: Reecha Agarwal Goyal
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing (1 October 2019)
  • Language: English

BLURB as on Goodreads

Have you heard the whispers? She woke up different today. She smiles like she is hiding a secret. She holds her head high like she is wearing an invisible crown. The air around her is charged with confidence, strength, and courage. Have you heard the whispers? She woke up different today. Yet it feels she has been like this always. Maybe it’s the story that has changed.

My Review

“What are the seven deadly sins, grandma?”

Submissiveness, self-doubt, self-abasement, diffidence, dependence, ignorance, and silence.

A woman has always been at the receiving end of tragedy, humiliation, prejudices, bias, and patriarchy. She has to work extra hard to prove her worth, she has to take an extra step to carve a space exclusive to her, she has to take a giant leap towards imbibing faith and confidence in her own self. This is my second book by the author and I am happy to say that I genuinely liked it.

SHE- Screw Silence! by Reecha Agarwal Goyal is a delightful collection of micro tales on the women, by a woman. The simple but tactfully put words throw light on the crucial subjects concerning a woman – her fight for asserting her identity, her struggle against the rigid mindset of the society, her willful ignorance toward anything that pulls her back, her grit and strength in becoming and achieving what she aspires for. The combination of white and pink pages of the book gives out an amazing vibe that syncs with the content.

It is a book you can go back to, again and again. It does have a charm that keeps you flipping the pages and absorb its meaningful words. Yet I am not entirely in love with the book. Although it’s simple and sweet but that’s it, it is sweet. It speaks for feminism, it advocates gender equality but it fails to create a unique value for me. I wasn’t reading these words for the first time. I have derived similar meaning from other books, from my regular reading of quotes, articles, etc. But I do appreciate the author’s attempt at recreating some magic out of simple expressions and that’s one reason why you can read this book.

MY RATING: 3/ 5


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