Bookworm Reviews

Also known as MRHavisham.

Bookworm Reviews

Also known as MRHavisham.

C'est pas ma faute

 

Themes: Teenage approval, social media, influencers

Trigger warning: eating disorder, abuse.

 

T'es accro à leur amour, à leur admiration, à leur considération. Tu te sens plus vivante dans tous ces yeux inconnus que dans ceux que tu connais.

 

Co-written by Samantha Bailly and Anne Fleur, C'est pas ma faute, tells the story of influencer and Youtubeuse, Lolita. Written in first person and alternating between two POVS, this story is a commentary about fame, sexual orientation and feminine friendship. Between suspense, heartache, and heartwarming scenes, we find ourselves in the south of France, following 17 years of Prudence, a ballet dancer who's hiding her sexual orientation from her parents and is obsessed by Lolita. Therefore, when the latter suddenly disappears after an important meeting, Prudence decides to find her.

 

The musical references whether British or French are delightful. Attaching or hateful supporting characters such as Papillon or Léa moves the plot forward instead of restraining it. Speaking of Léa, she's more than what meet the eye and the same thing can be said for a lot of characters. 

 

 

BEWARE: SPOILERS!

* I wish we would have more closure on the photos... and the story seemed much darker than it actually was ( though it remains pretty awful) but I was almost expecting snuff movie or the like.

 

Rating system: 4 out of 5 tropéziennes.