Blue Ticket – Sophie Mackintosh


Calla knows how the lottery works. Everyone does. On the day of your first bleed, you report to the station to learn what kind of woman you will be. A white ticket grants you children. A blue ticket grants you freedom. You are relieved of the terrible burden of choice. And, once you’ve taken your ticket, there is no going back. But what if the life you’re given is the wrong one? Blue Ticket is a devastating enquiry into free will and the fraught space of motherhood. Bold and chilling, it pushes beneath the skin of female identity and patriarchal violence, to the point where human longing meets our animal bodies.


I bought this book new based off the blurb which really pulled me in and I was so excited to pick it up.

I read this one on holiday in one sitting. I enjoyed the small choppy chapters and found it very easy to read.

MIt has a very dark nature to it, in addition to the heavy subject matter…and I’m left still not really knowing what to make of it. I’ve gone with a 3/5 and I’m not sure if I would recommend this one or not yet.

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