Teenage girls are obssessed.
Vampires are metaphors for many things, and in no place is this more true than in Rachel Klein’s 2002 novel The Moth Diaries. In the pages of a journal written by a girl in the 1960s, the claustrophobia of a boarding school fuels the obssessions of teenage girls to gothic horror heights. Whether you believe this is a story about vampires or not, this YA novel (and sleek update of Carmilla with a heavy dose of Dracula) is worth looking at for its insights into teenage girls – not to mention a vampire tale focussed on Jewish (and not Christian) identity.
Title: Boarding School Sucks
Subject: The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein
Release Date: 31/12/2015
Title Reference: Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. It’s up in the air in this book.
- Mentions/discussions of anti-semitism
- Mentions/discussions of mental illness & suicide
- Mentions/discussions of eating disorders