• Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the infamous lady pirates who sailed the seven seas and plundered with t ...more
I'm always up for discovering incredible stories from centuries past, most notably about brave and adventurous women who tried to stand up for what they believed in and make change in the world. Throughout the ARC edition, there were many tales that I did enjoy such as the famous 'Edinburgh Seven' a group of seven women who became the first in the UK to study Medicine and also, the tale of two female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. ...more
What’s super cool is that some of these stories tied back into The Lady’s Guide as Lee was inspired by some of the women featured here - the Edinburgh Seven, the female pirates, and so on.
A really solidly enjoyable read about badass women, most of whom I didn’t know about before (which is sad ngl). I felt sometimes it was re ...more
Girl Squads is no different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through five distinctive categories: sports, science, war, politics, and the arts. It's also incredibly diverse: from 90-year-old mermaids in Jeju to the first all-female orchestra in Afghanistan with a pit stop at the ladies ...more
Nice cover. Bright, eye-catching, & full of activity. Great concept. Lots of potential in an idea like this. Content is full of short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule allows. The 1st story about the divers totally drew me in. I was all set for this book to continue to be a winner, & I wanted it to be a success b/c books like this could potentially be gems for younger gals. After the...more
Like the idea
Like the stories
Do not like the writing style, it's too "trying hard to be casual and fun"
I listened to the audiobook. I don't think I would have finished the book if I read the physical copy, as the audiobook could be kept in the background while doing other things. Still, not the biggest fan of the narrator...
I just had a problem with the writing style, mainly the remarks the author would throw here and there. I felt that they were intentionally written that way to appeal to teenage girls, and there's nothing with that, it's ...more
What I loved about Girl Squads is that it's not afraid of offe ...more
Also, Hollywood, when am I getting biopics of these women?!
Thanks NetGalley for the advanced copy!
Written in a colloquial, accessible tone, each chapter of Girl Squads tells a familiar story - one of women fighting to be recognised in their field (whether that’s piracy or tennis) and supporting each other through thick and thin. One thing I loved about Girl Squads was the emphasis on how revolutionary and enduring female friend ...more
Girl Squads is split into five categories: athlete squads, political and activist squads, warrior squads, scientist squads and artist squads. I enjoyed learning about all of the women in this book however, my persona ...more
From the back of the book- A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties. But don't l ...more
Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I’m so there. There are a number of books that do this really poorly, it’s true, but the ones that get it right get it really, really right. Luckily, Sam Maggs’ new book, Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History, illustrated b ...more