LOUISE O'NEILL: Had my love for Disney and Barbies and ‘Sweet Valley High’ contributed to my desperate desire to be thin and beautiful?

It was the summer of 2016 when Lauren Fortune, the fiction editorial director at Scholastic publishing, contacted me, asking if I would be interested in writing a feminist re-imagining of The Little Mermaid, writes Louise O’Neill.

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