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A Tyranny of Petticoats
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls | Jessica Spotswood
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Crisscross America on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of todays most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.
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jmtrivera
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How to wrap up Thanksgiving. A happy holiday to all who celebrate! 💜🥂

julesG 😁👍 1w
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alysonwrites
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I thoroughly enjoyed this scintillating anthology of feminist-focused historical fiction. Spanning the early 1700s all the way to 1968, these stories feature young American women of diverse identities and backgrounds who strive to make their voices heard when all the odds are stacked against them. I love that their triumphs are hard-won, because that feels very real. And yet the pages sizzle with a fierce determination that is truly inspiring. 🖤

alysonwrites If you have read this book, what are your favorite stories? My faves are The Journey, El Destinos, Gold in the Roots of the Grass, The Legendary Garrett Girls, The Color of the Sky, and Hard Times. But they‘re all good! 2mo
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Laughterhp
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Here‘s my attempt at a Rainbow stack 🌈
(Which is my niece‘s favorite thing- she asked Santa for a rainbow for Christmas last year 😂)

All books are owned and not yet read! Any recommendations of which I should stop procrastinating and read right away?

The Hate U Give is on my TBR list for April!

#rainbowstack #LiteraryLuck

Freespirit The Rosie Project is a lovely quick read😊 9mo
Butterflyamore I almost used The Rosie Project for my yellow, too! 9mo
tammysue ❤️🧡💛💚💙 9mo
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Siannalyn
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First book for #newyearwhodis thanks to @Bookgoil and I am really curious about this one! I'm not the biggest fan of short stories collections but this one seems good!

Bookgoil Yes I‘m bad about short stories but these were so good! 11mo
Siannalyn @Bookgoil so far I have read the firstbtwo and they are good so... not complaining!!! :) 11mo
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Siannalyn
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This is my TBR from the wonderful list I received for #NewYearWhoDis and I am super excited about them all! I know that probably I won' have the time to read them all in January, but a girl can hope! Thanks to @Bookgoil for the amazing list (some of the books on there I have loved!) and to @monalyisha for hosting this great event!

monalyisha Excited to read your reviews! 💖 11mo
Siannalyn @monalyisha thank you!! ❤️ I'm looking forward to read all of them! In January or in aby other month! 11mo
Bookgoil Yay!!!! I have two books from the library and hoping Slothida comes in! I will make an official list soon! 😊 hope you love all of those because I did! 📚❤️ 11mo
Siannalyn @Bookgoil I really hope you would get Slothilda, I think that that graphic novel is the sweetest thing ever! And I hope you would enjoy all the books you'll manage to read! 📚 11mo
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Shley9225
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I think this anthology was quite good, as far as anthologies go. A lot of the stories were fairly neutral for me, but I absolutely LOVED The Journey, El Destinos, Gold in the Roots of the Grass, and The Legendary Garret Girls. Sometimes, I almost felt like the anthology was trying TOO hard to be diverse, but maybe that‘s not a bad thing. A character shouldn‘t have to default to straight and white every single time. Overall, an enjoyable read!

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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4 More To Go!
Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge: Girl Power - Read a Book About Feminism or Written By Feminist.
Good group of stories featuring strong women and moments in history.

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Bindrosbookshelf
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Really enjoying this collection of historical fiction about belles, bank robbers and other badass girls 💁‍♀️
I tab each story as I get to it and then add a rating once I‘m done.
#currentlyreading #historicalfictionjunkie

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Linsy
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One of my favorite titles ever!!! #tyranny #coolbooks

JennyM Such a pretty pic 1y
Linsy @JennyM Thanks! 1y
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GripLitGrl
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Linsy Great minds think alike! 👍 1y
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eloreads
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I‘ve been getting into anthologies lately, and I‘m really enjoying them, but this one didn‘t impress me. There were some that I really liked and some didn‘t make sense for this particular anthology. The average rating was 3.1.
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This book completed:
✨ the letter P- #litsyatoz (14/26)

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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 21: This collection of #Bookmarks belongs to one of the GatheringBooks ladies, Fats, who works as a circulation assistant in a public library in Ohio. Here is her full post on this: https://gatheringbooks.org/2017/06/17/bookventures-part-2-book-subscription-and-... - Evidently, we are all book-crazy!

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GivenLemons
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Really enjoyed this collection of short stories about the people who‘ve been missing from our history books. Perfect for study breaks! #historical #shortstories #feminism

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Linsy
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Had to jump in on this #Riotgrams action!

(1) #bookishselfie - He wanted to build a sand castle.
(2) #librarylove - My home library before Litsy. 😆
(3) #favoritetitle - A Tyranny Of Petticoats
(4) #travelsandadventures - I saw Flourish & Blotts!
(5) #rainbowbookstack - Not exactly a stack ...

ErinSueMreads That‘s a fantastic rainbow! 2y
j9brown Love the selfie! 😂 2y
Linsy @ErinSueG @j9brown Thanks! 💕 1y
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azulaco
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This was between a pick and so-so for me. I wanted to like this collection more, and had high hopes for it, but most of the stories didn‘t wow me. They all get points for being stories about girls in interesting times and places, though. It was worth reading for that. Probably I‘m the wrong reader for this book, too, as I‘m not a huge fan of short stories. It was okay, but I won‘t be reading the sequel collection.

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azulaco
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Sitting in line to buy Nine Inch Nails concert tickets... excellent opportunity to read. I‘m stuck here for at least five hours. Let‘s make it count. I brought my Nook too. 😆

LauraJ Did you get good seats? 2y
azulaco @LauraJ I did! Most of the tickets were general admission standing, so I did that for the first night, but I was able to snag a balcony seat for the second night so I can sit back and enjoy the show. #fangirl 2y
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Craftylikefox
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Congratulations to @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego on her litfluence milestone! A tyranny of Petticoats is so full of girl power of all kinds throughout different eras. I wish I had this to read when I was a teen. There is another one coming out late summer too! Toil and Trouble right up my alley! #girlpowergiveaway

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That sounds like a good one! Thanks for entering. ♀️✊ 2y
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Carolhreads
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Is this book any good?

jpmcwisemorgan I want to read this one! I hope people say it‘s good. 2y
Carolhreads @jpmcwisemorgan I hope so too !! :) I have been waiting to hear wether people think it‘s good or not and have been waiting to read it :) 2y
jpmcwisemorgan The ebook is $1.99 right now. It looks like I bought it almost 2 years ago. When I‘m back in Texas I‘d be up for reading this if you are anyone else is interested. 2y
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Carolhreads @jpmcwisemorgan :) yeah I‘d be up for reading it then too hopefully I can get through some of my tbr stack by then lol haha 😆 I keep piling on more and more books :) 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I‘ve given up hope of ever reading my TBR! It‘s a free for all now. 2y
Carolhreads @jpmcwisemorgan lol free for all 😂too funny I might have to do that too 2y
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kayceecruz
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This book is fantastic! It's a YA short story collection that features strong, fierce, amazing female characters in fictional stories that span from the 18th century to the 1960‘s. Sometimes heart breaking, sometimes funny and sometimes scary, it is feminism at its finest and truest form. Many of the stories are based on historical events and even people as well as myths and legends. Seriously, if you get a chance to pick it up, please do!

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Martta
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Such a good book! It was nice to read something with a breezy girl power for a change! It has been a long while since I've last read short stories. Many of the stories had interesting main characters and the points of view to the certain events of history were new ones for me. Also loved the short texts from the writers after every story! 👑😊

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Martta
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My favourite so far! 😊

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Martta
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I just love these short texts explaning a bit more about the story! They open a bit more the time and culture these stories are set in. It is also interesting to read the writer's point of view to the writing process.

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Martta
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After a long consideration decided to go with this one next. Looks like a fun and easy read. 😊

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annahenke
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This is my favorite collection of #shortstories 😊 it‘s a #yahistorical collection with #diversity, some of my favorite female authors, and fantastic breadth! #recommended #riotgrams

Craftylikefox I LOVE this collection!!! 2y
Yawednesdays I love it and can't wait for volume #2!!! 2y
annahenke @Yawednesdays Yes, looking forward to it a little later this year! 2y
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kspenmoll Have to check this out - see if my library has it! Thanks! 2y
Linsy Loved this collection! @Yawednesdays Volume 2??? I didn‘t know! 2y
Yawednesdays @Linsy yes! It's called The Radical Element and it will be out next month 2y
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Mollyanna
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A quick short story from the tagged book before I begin my #whodunitthesequel book.

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youngreadrshelf
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Fifteen short stories about American history with girls or young women as the lead character. These are written by women writers famous in YA circles. This book is well written. The stories take you from a pirate ship to New Orleans to peace demonstrations during the 60s and are memorable.

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LorieL
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In the mood for short stories and pumpkin spice coffee. #historicalfiction

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captivatedbywords
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GlassAsDiamonds Just finished Stalking Jack the Ripper for my "person on the cover".... let me know what you think! (I'm massively on the fence about it!!). 2y
captivatedbywords I really enjoyed it, the only complaint I have about it was I wanted more of Jack the Ripper like maybe a chapter or two in his perspective or something. 2y
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KaitlinS16
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My new #currentlyreading! :)

I failed to finish it the first time I had it checked out, but I'm hoping to get to all the stories this second time around.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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This book is jammed FULL of diversity! Not just the women but sexual orientation, race, class system, etc. You would not believe how hard it is to find fictional books with indigenous characters that are not about residential schools. While they are only a couple of the stories with this representation and they are relatively small roles...it's a start to get them more representation in fiction and YA.

Cortg Good to know! Thanks :) 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Which one should I read next?!

hufflepuff_librarian That's a hard one! They're both so good!! 3y
offonmyown I say The Darkest Minds but only because it's my favorite book and i'm biased 😉 3y
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Sharanya
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#maybookchallenge Day 4: You Don't Own Me (independent character(s)) | I think this pretty much speaks for itself 😊

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Robothugs
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#GirlOnFire Technically 'girl' should be plural. 15 short stories by 15 authors. Each was just as good as the one before it! #LyricalApril

Cinfhen Sounds fascinating ☄️💥☄️ 3y
Robothugs @Cinfhen there is supposed to be another one in the works. I'd give it a read, it's pretty good. 😊 3y
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Demanda
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I checked this out to preview for my 13 year old cousin, and really enjoyed the read! I think she may need a year or two before she can appreciate some of the material, but I think I'll pick her up a copy now all the same. It kinda reads like the American Girl books would if they were written after puberty and with a lot more spice.

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melrailey
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Starting this short story collection tonight.

Demanda Just got this from the library! Looking forward to reading it 3y
Robothugs I loved the stories! I hope you enjoy it. 3y
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Valink
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Anyone else have rules about how they read? I prefer to read e-books on the elliptical because it's easier to swipe than turn pages. I don't (typically) purchase e-books b/c I like to pass the books I buy on to my sisters. I don't (typically) re-read, so buying a book I can't share doesn't appeal to me. I have a bunch of library e-loans about to come through, so short stories seem like a good gym filler for today!

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Valink
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I have 14 books as "currently reading" in Goodreads. 2 I'm actively reading. 11 are ebooks that expired when I'll I was reading them, and 1 I own and just got distracted mid-read. I'm going to make it a goal this year to finish a few of these!

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Craftylikefox
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A wonderful collection of short stories. Each story progresses through the years and marks the city it takes place in. All some very brave ladies. My most favorite stories are: Mother Carey's Table, High Stakes and The Legendary Garret Girls.

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AlizaApp
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Charming and enjoyable #shortstories by a variety of YA authors on badass girls across American history. I particularly enjoyed the Civil War Medusa in Andrea Cremer's story, and the tough frontier teacher written by Beth Revis.

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Craftylikefox
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Been feeling pretty lousy and decided to take soak in some nice warm water. Bravely read in my bath!! Loving the short stories in the book. A fun mix of bad ass ladies :)

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Amie
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Starting this and looking forward to some great stories!

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brennahawleycraig
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Current state: book and basketball. Really liking these short stories so far, and wishing some were actual books! #popsugar2017

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Craftylikefox
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I started this short story collection. I am really looking forward to the stories. The first one was great :)

melrailey I was just looking at that one on my shelf and thinking I'd read it next after my current short story collection. 3y
Craftylikefox @melrailey short story collections are my favorite! 3y
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mrsa_d
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Have 4 unread library books at home. Went in just to pick up a hold. Came out with this. Whoops. 😁😎📚 #bookhaul #sorrynotsorry

Redwritinghood Happens to me all the time. 3y
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Craftylikefox
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Only a couple of hours reading in so far. I had to work a shift and then emergency visit to the vet because my pupper broke tooth. He is on antibiotics and will have surgery on Monday to remove whatever of the tooth is left. We are back home and comfortable again. I think I might still be able to conquer this stack this weekend. #24in48

elkeo_TheBookDragon I have Tyranny on my shelf - what a good idea to read today! Thanks for the reminder ✨ 3y
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KatyAliceReads
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One of my Top Books of 2016!

elkeo_TheBookDragon Awesome photo! I need to dig this title out of my TBR 😉 3y
TrishB Great pic☺ 3y
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OceanCityMama
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I'm not a great fan of anthologies, but I continue to read them because I find that even when I struggle through the reading of the book, when I'm finished those short stories will live on in my mind for quite awhile. The good ones, at least. And this was a really good one! I loved the feminist/ historical bent, the writing is of the highest caliber, and the way it moves chronologically through history is an added touch of storytelling in itself.

elkeo_TheBookDragon This is already on my TBR - good to know that I really should move it up! 3y
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WhatDeeReads
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I've gushed about this short story collection before. I will not ever stop. My favorite YA of 2016.

Fifteen #KickassHeriones of all colors, backgrounds, and orientations told throughout the history of what became the U.S. So much here for it. I couldn't get enough and I'm waiting with bated breath for the sequel.

My favorite was, "City of Angels," a retelling of Rosie the Riveter. ??? #SeasonsReadings2016

8little_paws I have got to read this soon!! 3y
WhatDeeReads @8little_paws Yes you do! All of these girls are so complex and courageous. I wish I had time to reread now that I've mentioned it. 3y
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"From corsets to cutlasses and petticoats to pistols, we want to bring American history to life -- from the viewpoints of strong, clever, resourceful American girls."

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Tikabelle
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This was excellent. The stories were a delight - especially the two Alaskan ones! (although this Juneau girl is biased) - and I appreciated each author's reasoning at the end of their respective story. I want to know more about every one of these girls!!