Re: Borderline

Date: 2017-04-20 01:15 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Okay I thought of a way better metaphor: I love Louise O'Neil's Only Ever Yours, I think it's wonderfully written and a massively important book. However I would be super super hesitant to rec it to friends I know who struggle with like, eating disorders or body image issues because while I completely understand why such things aren't displayed in a flattering light in that book, I know it would be a huge issue. I guess my question is, is this something I can read and have a good time, or is it just about how awful some like me is. Like I'm also autistic and I can't count all the books I read as a kid about someone with an Awful Autistic Sibling. I guess, is this representation or is this "look at this person different from you, aren't they uncomfortable." Not that that's /bad/, it's just something for the outgroup vs people w/ the disorder wanting representation. There's a place for both, I'm just trying to figure out which this is, because I've got limited money for books and live somewhere with a very limited library, I don't want to spend money on it and then it clearly be about me but not for me if that makes any sense? Of course you don't have to answer if this is uncomfortable or confusing. Thank you so much for listening and being compassionate.
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