Thank you to My Kinda Book for sending me a proof of this book!
Today is my turn on the blog tour, please don’t forget to check out my fellow bloggers to see their thoughts on this book!
Rules For Being A Girl is co written between Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno, I’ve never read a book by either of these authors before so I was looking forwards to diving in and seeing how this one went and I must say I was not disappointed.
It was rather a quick read, I flew through it within the day, it’s a short ish book at around 300 pages. The writing flowed easily and I was whisked away with the plot and empowerment within it.
Rules For Being A Girl was a fierce feminist book, which follows a teenage girl, Marin whom her teacher who should know better kisses her and she speaks out. Except nothing happens and he goes back to teaching like nothing happened and ruining her life.
One day she decides to write an article for the paper she’s a part of about the Rules for Being a Girl, how us girls are meant to follow unbelievable standards but then get slated for doing so or doing the opposite that there’s just no winning.
I just absolutely loved this story, I found it incredible and so empowering, Marin’s character was so well written that I just rooted for her the entire way through, we all have our flaws but no one should define us but ourselves. It came with an amazing ending and I 100% recommend this book.
I’ve not read many of these above books listed on the bingo board (you can save the photo and put it up on instagram if you wish to complete it) but the few I have were amazing.
What’s A Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne, Holly Bourne is one of my favourite contemporary writers, the first book in this series is Am I Normal Yet? in which we begin to see the feminist group come together and form. I highly recommend.
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard, another amazing contemporary writer in which I recommend her books too!
Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi, man this book was something else, I’m planning on rereading this beauty so I can read the sequel if you would like to see my review on Children of Blood and Bone follow the link here. To be quite honest it’s just me screaming about it!
Have you read any of these books, are you planning on picking up Rules For Being A Girl? Let me know!