Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can’t be funny. Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible, writer and humourist Lindy West quickly discovered she was anything but.
From a small town in regional Australia to New York City and back again, Brodie has spent her life searching for bodies like hers, girls who loved each other, and women who didn’t follow the unspoken instructions to shrink or hide that they’ve received since birth.
Ady, Kate and Clem are as different as could be. But they’re all targeted by PSST, a toxic website that deals in gossip and lies. St Hilda’s antidote to the cyber-bullying? The Year 10 Wellness program. Nice try – but sometimes all it takes is three girls.