The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter
Published by Harper Collins, 22nd March 2018 (first published 1st June 2017)
Genres: Contemporary fiction, chick lit
Source: Borrowed (library)
Trigger warnings: cyber bullying, abortion, cancer, bereavement
Sometimes it’s okay not to follow the herd.
Tara, Cam and Stella are very different. And yet, in a world where women are constantly judged and held to unreasonable standards, there’s something about being a woman which creates invisible bonds. When an extraordinary event rocks Tara’s world and plunges her into online infamy, the three women’s worlds collide in ways they could never have imagined.
This book has been on my TBR for such a long time and I was so excited when I spotted it on the library shelf! And I am very glad that I did because this was one of my favourite reads of the year so far.
I love the sharp, witty and unapologetic writing style. Although this book does deal with some heavy topics such as bereavement and mental health issues, amongst others, it is still a very funny book. It made me smile and laugh out loud at times, and that is all down to the brilliant writing.
This is a story about women helping and supporting women, which I am totally here for! In a society where men are constantly trying to put us down, or pigeonhole us into a certain box, it is up to us women to support and uplift each other, to encourage and defend those decisions that society still frowns upon. And not to tear one another down!
I also really loved the use of the blog posts, text messages and emails throughout the text. This really helped to bring the stories to life and to make each woman’s voice really resonate in her own way.
I loved this book and I cannot recommend it enough.
My rating: 5/5