Cinderella Ate My Daughter Book Review

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Nneka Okoro Mrs. Tschirhart English III AP – 5 October 7, 2013 Book Review: Cinderella ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie Girl Culture If someone gives a dog a toy he will chew it. If and if they call a girl “princess” she will own it. In modern America media effects everyone whether they notice it or not. The effect media has some people may appear unnoticeable, but the effect media is having on recent generations of girls has not gone unnoticed. This phenomenon has been the topic of discussions for years now, but nothing has been done about it. Either people do not understand the importance or the addressing of the topic doesn’t catch the audience’s attention. In Cinderella ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie Girl Culture, New York Times bestselling author, blogger, and expert on girls development, women, and parenting, Peggy Orenstein knowledgeably and humorously addresses America’s newest princess culture and what it is doing to America’s little angels. A book is easier to read if the reader feels a connection with a character or in some cases the author. In the case of this book the reader can form a connection with the author or at least relate to her, easily. Peggy Orenstein wrote her book in the style of anecdotes and analyzing. She uses her experiences with her young daughter, colleagues, fellow mothers, and friends and connects them with each topic she argues. One of Orenstein’s anecdotes is when she is attending a pageant in which the daughter of a friend is participating in. And she discusses pageants and what they are and the ways they effect girls (Orenstein 130). The anecdotes add depth to the book by giving the reader a first-hand account of the topic the author discusses and the anecdotes make the novel engaging and interesting, and for some people, something to relate to from
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