The Magic Toyshop - Angela Carter

The book starts of with 15-year-old Melanie, who is looking at herself in the mirror, naked, striking poses, all the while she is dreaming of loosing her virginity. Closely followed by her going into her parents bedroom, imagining how her parents are having sex in said room.


I´m sorry, Angela Carter clearly isn´t an author for me. As with The Bloody Chamber, I cannot stand that everything is revolving around sex in some form or shape and since I´m not a big fan of coming of age stories to begin with, I´m even more annoyed by the sexual awaking of a 15-year-old girl.