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The Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh

Review by Sylvie Weissman

Taking place in a world where women’s futures are decided on the day of their first period – a white ticket for marriage and children or a blue ticket for career – The Blue Ticket questions what happens when our deepest desires run counter to what is expected of us. Our main character is Cala, a blue ticket woman, whose life of freedom becomes stifling when she finds herself yearning to be a mother. After becoming pregnant, she’s forced to go on the run with only the faintest hope of a better life for her and her child. Mackintosh is unflinching and takes us deep into Cala’s increasingly distressed psyche as she struggles with what it means to be a mother and if the system was right about her after all. As hard to read as it is impossible to put down, this novel is sure to leave you reeling.

Review courtesy of Content Bookstore
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