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Calla knows how the lottery works. Everyone does. On the day of your first bleed, you report to the station to learn what kind of woman you will be. A white ticket grants you children. A blue ticket grants you freedom. You are relieved of the terrible burden of choice. And, once you've taken your ticket, there is no going back. 

But what if the life you're given is the wrong one? 

Blue Ticket is a devastating enquiry into free will and the fraught space of motherhood. Bold and chilling, it pushes beneath the skin of female identity and patriarchal violence, to the point where human longing meets our animal bodies. 

©2020 Sophie Mackintosh (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Worth finishing but I don’t think I’ll continue.

I will firstly admit this is the first book I’ve used audible for as I normally prefer to read books myself so this could be a factor in my review.

The story was definitely intriguing and the ideas provocative but I’m not completely sold by the character development. The character did develop and change but other than smoking cigarettes and enjoying casual sex I don’t really know the main character. Even as I write this I can’t remember her name.

If you like a book that makes you feel, laugh when they laugh, cry when they cry. This isn’t it. I feel like something is missing, some parts are tragic, some are dangerous but I was never on the edge of my seat or going to sleep at night wondering where the next chapter will take me.

If you’re interested in dystopian novels I’d say go ahead but if I’m honest if someone asked my when I’m reading right now I wouldn’t tell them.

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  • Duaa Balkhy
  • 19-12-21

as a dystopia book

i love dystopia reads as well as female-based stories, especially those with a social struggle.
it is not the best, but it is a good read still.
just another type of shorter version of a story between handmaids tale and 1984

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  • 19-08-20

Beautifully written & utterly surprising.

I loved this book. It felt like nothing I'd ever read before. Sparse, stunning prose and a familiar but eerily strange world.