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Rules for Being A Girl

Rules for Being A Girl

Book - 2020 | First edition
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Marin has always been good at navigating these unspoken guidelines. A star student and editor of the school paper, she dreams of getting into Brown University. Marin's future seems bright -- and her young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. Beckett, is always quick to admire her writing and talk books with her. But when Bex takes things too far and comes on to Marin, she's shocked and horrified. Had she somehow led him on? Was it her fault? When Marin works up the courage to tell the administration what happened, no one believes her. She's forced to face Bex in class every day. Except now, he has an ax to grind. But Marin isn't about to back down. She uses the school newspaper to fight back and she starts a feminist book club at school. She finds allies in the most unexpected people, like slutty Gray Kendall, who she'd always dismissed as just another lacrosse bro. As things heat up at school and in her personal life, Marin must figure out how to take back the power and write her own rules.
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062803375
0062803379
Branch Call Number: YA FIC
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Cotugno, Katie

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blobmistro
Apr 12, 2020

Rules for Being a Girl is such a great book, a definite must-read for me. The main character Marin is strongly developed and takes the reader through the story and what it's like to be in her shoes of a 17-year-old girl who was taken advantage of by a young teacher at her school. Throughout the story, she realizes how much of a double standard there is at her school and in general and how much sexism there is in society and how people think it's okay. She begins to stand up for herself and how the "rules for being a girl" is a clear double standard that exists for women every day based on not only their gender but race, class, and sexual orientation. Personally, it inspired me and explained what being a feminist is about and I recommend reading this book.

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Apr 12, 2020

blobmistro thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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