Caterpillars Can’t Swim by Liane Shaw

Caterpillars Can't Swim

Caterpillars Can’t Swim was one of my most highly anticipated releases of 2018; the book is about disability & escapism via swimming – two topics which are very important to me. The book is also about learning about marginalisation & about your own worth. It’s a beautiful book & one that I wish I’d had when I first became sick with syringomyelia.

I was sent an e-copy of this book by Second Story Press in return for an honest review.


This book includes an attempted suicide, as well as ableist & homophobic attitudes from characters,
including a negative reaction from a parent in a “coming out” scene.

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