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Rules for Being a Girl
Rules for Being a Girl | Katie Cotugno, Candace Bushnell
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Candace Bushnell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sex and the City, and Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of 99 Days, team up to write a smart, feminist novel about a girl who fights to expose sexism at her school after a run-in with a predatory teacher. It starts before you can even remember: You learn the rules for being a girl. . . . 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.
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This was absolutely an amazing reading experience. It definitely one of my favorite stories now. I would definitely recommend reading this book. It definitely gives a fresh perspective on what it means to be a feminist. I absolutely love this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Bookish_Gal
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Mehso-so

This book sold me on its cover, thou plot didn‘t hold a lot of water. Seems a great high school read; young male teacher being inappropriate to a student and the fallout SHE got from it. How the school didn‘t believe her and how fellow students made fun of her. Did like her article but didn‘t feel authentic in how the book showcased her reaction. Felt her reactions weren‘t intense enough to get me feel her. Love her supportive family and book club

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Bookish_Gal
Rules for Being a Girl | Katie Cotugno, Candace Bushnell

You‘re a good girl. But you don‘t always have to be so good.

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Zoe-h
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Such a great and important book. I realized after reading this that all the books that we read in school only have a maximum of two minor female characters. It‘s unnerving how necessary this story is. Marin has her life turned upside down after her favorite teacher kisses her. Her best friend ditches her, people start yelling at her for “trying to get the best tracker fired”, and she can‘t even enjoy her favorite class anymore. 5🌟

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“And that,” Mr. Beckett says, leaning against the edge of his desk in third-period AP English, ankles crossed and dark eyes shining, “is the story of how Hemingway and Fitzgerald the most famous literary frenemies of the twentieth century. Full disclosure, it probably won‘t be that useful to you on the AP exam, since for some reason they don‘t test your knowledge of hundred-year-old publishing gossip. But you can keep it in your back pocket and

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EmilyM
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Meh...⭐⭐⭐/5 Well-intentioned YA plot that didn't necessarily deliver.

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Vee_Bookish
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Mehso-so

Quick Blurb: Girl discovers the power of feminism when her teacher assaults her.

I rated this one 3/5 but maybe I should have rated it a 2. The cookie cutter romance overshadowed the story, which lacked diversity.

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104-2020 ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
This one surprised me...I had low expectations going in but I honestly think this is a must read for teenage girls

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GirlWellRead
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Moonprismpower
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This book was just missing a lot of context. The idea and plot points were there but it needs more substance to be a good book. The biggest issue for me is the lack of realism. It didn‘t offer a thorough look into student life, and the effect and actions that would likely follow the school and people involved when a student comes forward about inappropriate actions made by a teacher.

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Moonprismpower
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“there are so many unspoken rules for navigating high school - for navigating life, maybe - that I can‘t help but try to figure out which one I broke to get myself into this situation. There are too many rules for girls.”
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Street date April 2020

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BookwormDownUnder
Rules for Being a Girl | Katie Cotugno, Candace Bushnell
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Really enjoying this YA read on weekend away.
#NetGalkey

Crazeedi Whatcha drinkin?? Looks yummy!❤ 2y
BookwormDownUnder @Crazeedi Espresso martini the other day. It was yummy!! 2y
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