I was browsing something on @amazondotin and #roar showed up I realized it's been a while since I read anything by @official_ceceliaahern She has been my all time favourite when I was in school. I've read almost all of her books. 📚 At the time i was buying Roar. I didn't realize it was a self help book. I usually don't read self help books. I find them depressing. Roar is a compilation of thirty stories about thirty different women, told in a very clever and witty way. 📚 No matter where you live or what age you are, every female would be able to relate to it. I found myself in so many stories and it was all good things. One of my favourite story was the bite marks one, The woman who ate photographs, ticking clock, the common sense one, The woman who forgot her name and lots more. 📚 I love Cecelia's thought process. The way she presents stories I think it's magical. Her perception, it's mist of fresh air. 📚 If you've read Cecelia's books and lost connection somehow. This can be the book to reconnect.
Timely arrival of the order, proper packaging, pretty cover and 30 eye opening stories that leave you reflecting on some of the actions that you, as a woman might have left you feeling empty. Beautiful, moving, heartfelt, Cecelia comes back with an inspiring piece of work for all the ladies out there. Give it a read if you've always loved her work.❤️ #TeamCeceliaSinceForever
This is awsm ....fab ...i have no words ....like our awsm writer does in her all creations and books ...this book is one of my fv from her collection ...people out there who loves reading ..should get this book ...am sure people will love this ....hope so she gets the same in her next book ...#waiting
This book is a collection of thirty stories about women. They are all stand-alone stories but connected through a common theme – women who are facing issues. The names of the stories are of the form ‘The Woman Who Did Something’ and the protagonists of the stories have no name. Cecelia Ahern is one of my favourite writers and I was really excited to pick up this book. This book is quite different from her other books in theme and style of writing, and it was interesting to see how the author has taken up this unique theme. The book started off quite well with the story of ‘The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared’. I liked the idea of naming stories in this manner and it helped to create a kind of link between the stories. A few readers had mentioned that not naming the protagonist and calling her just ‘woman’ made the story seem impersonal and the character unimportant. But I felt that by calling her ‘woman’ Cecelia Ahern has tried to convey the message that irrespective of the woman’s name, religion, ethnicity, nationality, skin colour or any other differences, they are connected by the common thread of being a woman. As much as I enjoyed reading this book, there are certain aspects of the book that could have been improved. Since these are short stories, it needed more emotions to make it powerful. Unlike a full-length novel, slow development of the characters cannot bring emotional depth to a short story. I felt like a few of the stories were bizarre. I could neither connect with them nor understand the message being conveyed through these stories. Also, a few stories could have had a better ending as I felt that they did not convey the intended message or serve the purpose of the book. Towards the end, certain subjects felt redundant. Recurring themes could have been avoided, Overall, I liked the concept and enjoyed reading the book, but I cannot say that it is a powerful book on the subject.
Review : Thirty awe-inspiring stories that every person needs to read to understand woman, not as a gender but woman as a HUMAN BEING. Cecelia Ahern never fails to impress with her storytelling and this is what you can expect from her newly released collection of short stories.
"Women" are termed as the WEAKER SECTION of the society by the opposite gender but what is more disheartening is that even women themselves often fall prey to this predetermined notion of them. They are often devalued by men and their opinions are looked down upon. And if this cycle continues, our sex would one day disappear literally. This is the message Ahern tries to communicate in her first story "THE WOMAN WHO
Instances like self care, putting oneself before others, holding fast to their opinion are very promptly and subtly talked about in this collection. The language is something that mesmerized me right from the very beginning. How Ahern sticked to using "THE WOMAN" rather than using names to amplify the plurality of the stories was another added positive. Her entertaining style of writing with a tinge of humor is also visible.
The titles of the stories are apt and give you an idea about how the story is going to proceed and once you finish reading a chapter/story you will feel overwhelmed at the accurate description and potrayal of women. You would rather be surprised at how she manages to hit the chord of your heart with most of the tales.
Women have often lost their worth once they become someone's wife, somebody's mother etc. They have been taken for granted which adds to losing their identity over the course of time. To be boxed in a pigeonhole is not what women are born to be.
Majority of the stories of these Women were absolutely on point. However, some of them didn't seem to work out for me which maybe due to the fact that I haven't seen or experienced such an environment or prejudiced behaviour towards women in my life. So that is simply my opinion and there is a high chance you might love them. WOMEN, STAND UP FOR YOURSELF .CAUSE IF YOU DON'T YOU WILL END UP LOSING YOURSELVES.
🌺 ROAR By Cecelia Ahern🌺 🌺Category: Short stories 🌺Publisher: Harper Collins . Introduction: I am woman. Hear me roar. Have you ever imagined a different life. Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided. Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar. The women in these startlingly original stories are all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave, etc, each discovers her strength, each realizes she holds the power to make a change. . My Opinion: I am a big Cecelia fan & she fits in my most amazing writer's list. I have read most of her books & I loved them. Roar was one of my anticipated read that I finally got to read. As it's clear that the book is a fictional work of short stories by the author. There are 30 different stories, dealing with 30 different lives of women facing 30 different situations & belong to 30 different backgrounds. Each story has a conclusion, a message which is indirectly given, it's completely dependent on the reader how they take it. The stories are short & have a smooth writing in each of them. Before picking the book I assumed that it's a feminist read but it's more on a general kinda. The book is written in a very simple language with no ups & downs or twists at all, even though the book felt so close to my heart that I couldn't keep it down. The cover is so damn beautiful & the message conveyed at the makes it more amazing. . Pros: The book has a smooth plain language, even a kid can enjoy it. The book is meant for all age groups, while reading we get a huge experience of things we never knew. The writing was very beautiful & neutral & has the ability to capture my attention. The book won't take more than 2 or 3 hours & I guess everyone should try it. I highly recommend it. Cons: Narration was informative rather than expected as strong, it was an amazing attempt but while writing novels she expresses herself alot which was missing here. Though I loved it. . Rating: 4.2🌟
30 women with 30 unique stories about the burdens and pain each have to endure in a world that has always been unfair to the female sex. Women have always been told what to do, feel and behave since town immemorial. Women have also been programmed to believe that compassion, guilt, remorse etc. is what they have to feel at a greater magnitude when compared to their male counterparts. Women have been an object of show, a person who should grow and age gracefully for the society to accept them and cherish them.
These 30 stories give us a glimpse of these remarkable women who endure more than they show and who empower themselves rather than waiting for their knight in shining armor. What I loved most about this collection is how much positivity this book can bring. At the end of each story, I felt my heart uplift a little, my chin held high and a determination to conquer everything life throws at my way.
While I agree that the writing was simple and a few stories felt off, the message was loud and clear. Women need to stand up for themselves and for other women, and that is the only way to empowerment.
Cicelia Ahren never fails to keep you glued to her book till the end. I have almost read all her books baring one or two. She has a gift of creating stories that forces you to look within. Great read. Women roar and must read The Roar
You know when a book changes your opinion about a writer? Well I think it was this book for me.
Cecilia Ahern was one of the feel good writers for me, whose books I read and felt light and happy. However, reading Roar was a revelation to me and something I definitely did not expect.
Ahern tells the story of thirty women in thirty tales and these thirty women could be any of us. She talks of the woman who starts growing invisible simply because people stop acknowledging her or the woman who was put on the shelf by her partner because apparently that is what most women are suited as, showpieces. I loved how Cecilia Ahern doesn’t flinch in being ironical in her stories. I loved how #womensupportwomen in her stories and I admire how she portrayed sexism as well as racism in these power packed tales. While I did love most of the stories in the collection, a few didn’t really work out for me. Overall, this collection was a mixed bag but I would definitely recommend this book to you all.
Some of the titles in the book : The woman who slowly disappeared The woman who grew wings The woman who forgot her name The woman who had a ticking clock