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Lucia, Carnegie and Cake

Things A Bright Girl Can Do

"Things A Bright Girl Can Do@ is a tale of three young girls fighting for women rights. I really wanted to like this book, as I have always been interested in the suffrage movement,but I couldn’t get into it the way I have with others. I found the book repetitive and predictable so I wasn't gripped whilst reading. I also found it a very slow read, due to the way it was written, and I found myself confused at times- not understanding who the author was talking about. I also felt I couldn’t really connect with any of the characters and that the book was just based around them doing things and following others. It felt very stereotypical at times as their social classes were very obvious and seemed at times forced. At certain points, I also felt the main characters weren’t proper suffragettes - Nell was doing it for a job and to protect her personality and family; May was copying her mothers views, as she grew up in a feminist household, often using her mothers opinions in her fights; Evelyn was doing it to prove a point- she is smart but turned she’s just vain. Due to these reasons i sadly couldn't finish the book.

Posted on: 12th April 2019 at 09:19 pm

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