Book 6/50. Such an inspirational book, full of passionate characters. Rating: 5/5
It's been a long time
One of the last few slices of homemade funfetti birthday cake and my current read - this brave and exciting book which addresses so very many important topics from racism to body shaming to feminism. What a great read this is!
This was a disappointment. I was totally here for the premise of this book, but the execution was awful. This was not an intersectional or nuanced feminist story. The characters were called out several times to be more reflective and deliberate, and to check their assumptions. They never did. Chelsea was annoying af, and was so militant to the point of being unlikeable. So disappointed.
I did like some of the poems.
Jasmine and Chelsea are high school seniors who are tired with the whole woman and girls are viewed. They have decided to form a club called Write Like a Girl were they can express how they feel and about social injustice. The book follows the girls their whole senior year and shows how strong they are even when faced with challenges. I heard the book Moxie is a lot like this book. I am going to have to check it out!
Jasmine is intersectional with a dynamic storyline & Chelsea is comparatively flat. I look forward to hearing the take on this book by the teens in a YA program at work & meeting the authors. #WeNeedDiverseBooks
An apple & a Rice Crispies Treat are my current #24in48 snack, but the book has me wanting good bread & olives. I‘m going to have to burn the midnight oil to come close to 24, but I sure love trying!