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400 pages, Hardcover
First published March 19, 2019
Open your eyes, my father said.
That day I was born.
You will be sweet, he
You will be beautiful
heI told meMYSELF
You will have a
For that, they will
keepRUN FROM you.
Because you belong to
So be a girl to make them
Life at Innovations Academy seems great to Mena and the other girls: the men might be controlling and expect very high standards from each of the young women, but that's normal, isn't it? And if one of the girls were to step out of line, a punishment would be expected, because that's just how life is for 'exemplary' girls like Mena.
"Only beautiful things have value."
"You'll find that out there ... people won't appreciate your opinions. Hold your tongue and listen. It's a good lesson for all young women."
We needed each other—still do. No one else could ever understand what we've been through. Together, we're strong. Flowers sharing roots in a caged garden.
I am at the mercy of these men. Of these horrible, terrible, abusive men.
Only beautiful things have value
Demonstrate your value to those in attendance by showing how appealing a beautiful, obedient girl can be. Hold your tongue. Bat your eyes. Smile. Be best
This book is for the girls who have suffered and fought for years, unacknowledged. I believe you. I see you. And I'll fight with you
#2) Girls with Razor Hearts ★★★☆☆
#3) Girls with Rebel Souls ★★★☆☆
"If you believe in equality, you're a feminist. Sorry to tell you."
- Emma Watson