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Lucie, Woodroffe 2019

Things A Bright Girl Can Do

"Things a bright girl can do" is the most realistic representation of the struggles women must have gone through, not only showing the difficulties of fighting against the government, but also going against the people closest them. The book follows three young women: Evelyn, a bright girl who joins the suffragettes in rebellion against her parents, who mock her for wanting to attend Oxford University; May, a flamboyant fifteen year old who opens up to being a "sapphist" and falls in love with Nell, a lower class fifteen year old who seems to dress and act like a boy. Together they fight for freedom, war or no war. The book, although written in third person, captures the emotions of the characters clearly with detail. For a long book it can be a bit pedestrian, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Posted on: 26th April 2019 at 09:53 am

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