Book Discussion: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

In this episode, Jen, Lily and Diem discuss their love for what we’re calling one of the best book of 2016! ‘Summer Skin’ by Kirsty Eagar! It is the book you didn’t know you needed. We share our opinions on music, talk about empowering characters and how we want Jess as our BFFL as well as our feelings towards Mitch, the very sexy wanker who is secretly deep down a huge dork (we never explicitly say this but you will get the gist of it from our laughter). We also talk about our favourite F-word, that’s right, FEMINISM!

*Warning: Spoilers ahead! Proceed at your own risk.*

Note: The F Speech which can be found on page 213 is read out loud by Diem. This means there are F-bombs. And sex talk. As a result, the explicit rating is used.

The page turning noise is made by Jen because she was flicking through Diem’s copy of ‘Summer Skin’.

Show notes

Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Summer Skin review by Danielle Binks on Alpha Reader

Music in Summer Skin

Instagram post

ABC article: ‘Backlash to university’s gender pay gap bake sale highlights ‘trend of online behaviour towards women”

Daily Life article: ‘UNSW students chant lyrics that ‘objectify women and glorify rape’ in college Boys’ Night Out video’

Triple J Hack article: ‘The Hunting Ground: Is there a rape culture on our campuses?’

Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker

The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex by Gabrielle Williams

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