I’d like to thank Raincoast Books for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
My Rating: ❤❤❤
Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.
Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution
DNF. So let me explain..if you haven’t already noticed, I’m a HUGE psychological thriller/suspense & horror fan. However, every now and then I like to switch things up and read something out of my norm. So when the opportunity arose to read a book about girl power, I was intrigued and wanted to give it a try. Not only did it receive a great review from Amy Poehler (Hello!), but it also got rave reviews on Goodreads.
Let me just say, I tried. I really tried! But I just couldn’t get into it like everyone else. I loved the message and appreciate that the author wrote this book to help empower young women.
It may not have been my cup of tea, but a book like this should be included in the high school curriculum if you ask me. I feel like some of the issues covered would spark some really good discussions and for that reason, I gave this book a 3.
Have you read this novel? Thoughts? Have you ever read a book that wasn’t quite your taste, but felt it was still worth talking about because of its message/content?