Do Tampons Take Your Virginity?: A Catholic Girl’s Memoir
The Goodreads description of “surprisingly funny” and “hilarious, uncomfortable situations” heavily glosses over the very real, brutally honest essays of spousal rape and child abuse in a strict Catholic home.
This isn’t a book about religion or even the author’s own relationship with religion but a peek into an abusive home and the steps one takes to separate one’s self from a dark past.
That said, I enjoyed the book. I was certainly thrown off by the description but found the writing to be real, honest and engaging. While a quick read, the subject matter can’t be classified as “light” but I was drawn in from the beginning and consumed the book from start to finish pretty quickly.