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  • Fresh, original, heartbreaking and optimistic. The subtlety of time passing reminds me of Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie's writing.

    Reni Eddo Lodge
  • Paris Lees is the voice of a generation

    Paul Flynn
  • Brilliant, brutal and bitingly funny, Lees is going to rip your heart out and show you the ugly truth about kids Britain would rather pretend don't exist. There's never been a book like this

    Matthew Todd
  • Devastating one page, hilarious the next, What It Feels Like for a A Girl is unlike anything I have ever read. Utterly unique and imbued with hope - it is destined to be a classic.

    Pandora Sykes
  • An important debut

    Édouard Louis
  • A sensational, gut-wrenching read: raw, moving, and ultimately life-affirming

    Owen Jones
  • Often hilarious, sometimes moving, consistently engrossing, always authentic and ultimately uplifting. Reminiscent of Trainspotting and Irvine Welsh. A tour-de-force

    Matt Cain
  • A must-read ... as mesmerising as it is poignant

  • This utterly distinctive memoir, written almost out loud in Nottinghamshire vernacular, hauls you into the world Lees grew up in... it's shocking, funny, heart-rending and totally brilliant

    The Bookseller, EDITOR’S CHOICE MAY 2021
  • What It Feels Like for a Girl says it like it is

    Evening Standard, BEST NEW BOOKS IN 2021

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