Jun 09, 12
Read from May 19 to June 09, 2012
This book is basically H.G. Well’s take on feminism and the women’s suffrage movement told in narrative form through the adventures of one young woman. His views on women ranged from insightful to insulting, but that wasn’t the interesting part of the novel. To me the novel was about a young person trying to find their place in life. Many people in their early twenties go through phases where they try to find the answers through political associations. There is also usually a period of reining in your ideals about what grown-up life will be like and tailoring them to reality. Ann Veronica experiences this through her unfortunate friendship with an older man, her difficulty finding employment and a brief period in jail. I won’t give anything away, but I found the ending to be very disappointing. I knocked the book down a star just because of how much I disliked the ending.