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Annie, St Helen and St Katharine

Things A Bright Girl Can Do

This has been one of my favourite Carnegie books. I think it has a well constructed plot and it all fits together well. I was a little bit confused at the beginning with the way it switched between the three characters but once I understood I really liked it. The characters were Evelyn, Nell and May and I really like the way they were all fighting for the same cause but for different reasons and in different ways.

I liked the way the story flowed and how it followed the three girls. I thought the characters fitted in well with the story and you got to know them well. You cared about them and you could feel what they felt. I thought that you got to know the other characters really well even though they weren’t the main characters. It was in third person but it followed the three girls a bit like in Harry Potter.

The plot was about the three girls fighting for the women’s vote but it was also about their personal lives. There was a bit about the impact of the First World War on the girls and their families. It was about the different lifestyles of the girls and the different way the war affected those lifestyles. It showed the way the war affected the men and the women but it was also about relationships. It was about the way that women were able to get lots of new jobs that they wouldn’t have been able to when the men were there. It was also about the way it affected the men and the impact the men going away had on the family.

This was the first book I’ve read where a woman falls in love with a woman and it was interesting to see the way the author described their relationship. It was also about Evelyn and Teddy and the way Evelyn had to look after Teddy after the war.

Overall I think this was a very good book and I would like to read it again when I'm a bit older.

Posted on: 4th June 2019 at 08:50 am

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