I received an e-arc of this book from netgalley and this is my honest review.
Original Release Date:
March 7th, 2017
Date I Read The Book:
My Star Rating:
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Prettycelebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves.
Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images.
A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.
My Review: (Vague Spoilers)
This was a quick read, took me about an hour, since it is mostly pictures. I thought it was great, the quotes all well chosen, the pictures were amazing (My grandpa is a professional photographer and I got a bit of that gene in me – I love photography) and the commentary was well thought out and inclusive. The flow of some pictures to others felt a bit off at times, and some felt better suited to other sections, which is what marked this book down to a 4 rather than 5 stars. But if you consider yourself a feminist, have a daughter, are a daughter, or like photography, I would definitely recommend this book!