Jo Talks Books: On Unhealthy Relationships in YA

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Hi all! I totally did mean to get my August discussion post up way before now, but with my summer job not finishing until last week, I honestly just didn’t have the time to write another lengthy post-which seems to have been the story of my life this summer! Anyway, whilst I was in London for YALC back in July, my friend Hannah and I got onto talking about unhealthy relationships in the media, specifically talking about how cute we thought Ross and Rachel from Friends were as a couple when we were younger and now that we’re older, we realise just how unhealthy their relationship really was. Hannah said she thought it would make a great discussion post and I asked her if she minded if I used it for Jo Talks, to which she agreed. That is all a very lengthy way of saying that today I’m going…

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The Friendship Break-up: Why Did It Hurt You So Much (Part 2)?

Okay, so maybe the emotional side didn’t move you, or maybe you’re just reading this because you’re curious or maybe just because it’s the next damn post. Regardless, let’s explore the other reasons as to why ‘the friendship breakup’ affected me so much. I was incredibly sick. I mean, I couldn’t get out of bed … Continue reading The Friendship Break-up: Why Did It Hurt You So Much (Part 2)?

The Friendship Break-Up: Why Did It Hurt You So Much? (Part One)

Another commonly asked question I’m frequently asked is, ‘Why were you so upset?’ or ‘Why did you let it affect you so much?’, which is okay when it’s coming from strangers or people outside of that time period who weren’t aware of the truth (or, at the very least, pretended they weren’t), but absolutely the … Continue reading The Friendship Break-Up: Why Did It Hurt You So Much? (Part One)