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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
This Mother-Daughter Dynamic Speaks Volumes
🧡 This is both a searingly smart dystopia and the deconstruction of a truly dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship. Prepare to seethe at someone’s else’s mother.
💚 What makes the dystopian aspect smart is the clever weaving-in of real events with a speculative alternate history. It breaks down the proliferation of a catastrophic cult and looks at the dissonance between an ideal and reality.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 A gripping and charmingly performed audiobook that I not only found accessible, but utterly moreish.
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The Silence Project
On Emilia Morris's thirteenth birthday, her mother Rachel moves into a tent at the bottom of their garden. From that day on, she never says another word. Inspired by her vow of silence, other women join her and together they build the Community. Eight years later, Rachel and thousands of her followers around the world burn themselves to death.
In the aftermath of what comes to be known as the Event, the Community's global influence quickly grows. As a result, the whole world has an opinion about Rachel - whether they see her as a callous monster or a heroic martyr - but Emilia has never voiced hers publicly. Until now.
When she publishes her own account of her mother's life in a memoir called The Silence Project, Emilia also decides to reveal just how sinister the Community has become. In the process, she steps out of Rachel's shadow once and for all, so that her own voice may finally be heard.
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