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Meat Market by Juno Dawson

Jana Novak’s history sounds like a classic model cliché: tall and gangly, she’s uncomfortable with her androgynous looks until she’s unexpectedly scouted and catapulted to superstardom.

But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous. And there are unexpected predators at every turn.

Jana is an ordinary girl from a south London estate, lifted to unimaginable heights. But the further you rise, the more devastating your fall …

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is a must read!! I picked up Clean by Juno Dawson last year on a whim and loved it so when I saw this book was coming out I just knew that I had to read it. I love that Juno writes about such hard hitting subjects. This book has been praised because it has come out at a time of the #MeToo movement and this is exactly what makes this book amazing. How it gives young women a voice. How it shows what it’s really like to be a model. How it shows that just because it’s men that do these things, women who have a duty to these girls consider it to be a part of the business. I loved the style of it being Jana making a film on what happened to her and the way Juno writes in general with everything seemingly great in the beginning and then everything spiralling for the character. I have to say that Juno is easily becoming one of my favourite authors.

Have you read meat market? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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