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A Girl Called Shameless

(Izzy O'Neill #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  140 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Funnier. Ruder. Angrier. Izzy O’Neill is back in the hilarious sequel to The Exact Opposite of Okay.

It’s been two months since a leaked explicit photo got Izzy involved in a political sex scandal – and the aftershock is far from over. The Bitches Bite Back movement is gathering momentum as a forum for teenage feminists, and when a girl at another school has a sex tape sh
Paperback, 364 pages
Published March 7th 2019 by Electric Monkey (first published March 2019)
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Laura Steven
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This book almost murdered me.
Oct 29, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Sep 03, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
In need of this A.S.A.P!
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book, meeting Izzy and her friend again was really nice. It also angered new, why do we still condemn women for owning their sexuality? A really good follow up to The exact opposite of okay!
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-releases
I love this book! Izzy is such an amazing character. The book is funny, important and real! (I loved that ending 😍😭)
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t know if it’s possible, but I think I loved A Girl Called Shameless more than The Exact Opposite Of Okay. Izzy the feminist who is trying to change the world for the better spoke directly to my tired heart.

I want the world to be a better place, for people to be held accountable. I want women to be able to go through life without being afraid or belittled or sidelined. I want men to be able to talk about their feelings or indulge in more “girly” pastimes. I want so much it hurts some days
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: feminist
Absolutely perfect. I loved the character development Izzy went through and that made this book even more powerful.
There will probably not be more books in this series but if there were I'd most definitely read them.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where The Exact Opposite of Okay was really refreshing and poignant, I thought this sequel lacked a lot of urgency. I just felt like the author was kind of rehashing what happened in the previous book and there wasn't a real plot.

Overall, it was still funny, and I still really liked the characters, but it was just kind of boring as well and it felt a little unnecessary at times.

CWs: revenge porn, slutshaming, victim blaming.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, reviewed-books
I was really looking forward to this book and it definitely did not disappoint. First off, the title of this book is just. Plain. Perfect. Ironic, but it is just totally shameless. I love it.

In terms of the story, I thought it was a great follow up to the first one and is just the perfect example of what feminism truly is and stands for. Revenge porn is real and needs to be addressed and the girls fight throughout this book is both frustrating and empowering with a really rewarding and kick-ass
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-books
3.5 /4🌟 thank you so much to the publishers for sending me an early review copy. I'm finding myself becoming really tough with my 5 star book ratings ATM and I've been in a slight slump lately but this book made me laugh, cry and experience so many emotions. I highly reccomend especially if you loved TEOOO!
Zoë ☆
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars!!
I really enjoyed it! Hilarious, but very powerful! I definitely recommend it :)
Camilla (thecrazyreader)
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stelle!
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 actually but who's counting?

Izzy is still her hilarious self, except this time, her "cracking jokes to hide my insecurities" attitude is toned down a bit and it's great. We get to read about how she feels, really feels, about what happened in TEOOO, how Hazel's story brings it all back and how scared and hopeless she feels, not only about revenge porn, but also about her own future. I love the fact that she's clearly poor (I'm so tired of reading about teens who sound richer than me and s
Beth Knight
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unflinchingly upfront, savage in all the right ways and furiously feminist this is the follow up to The Exact Opposite of Okay that the world needed to The Exact Opposite of Okay. I'd hate this to be the last we see if Izzy O'Neill but I'd hate it even more if this was the last we saw of Laura Steven's stunning talent.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Izzy ONeil is Fan-FRIKIN-tastic!! This book is AWESOME and I love it. Completely hilarious, utterly captivating and really damn important.
Laura Steven’s writing is perfect and her book the right balance of meaningful and ridiculous. I love this book, I love these characters and I love her!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jenna Morrison
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Izzy O’Neill is back and she’s as brilliantly bonkers as ever!
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it! The way Izzy grows as a character is fantastic! ❤❤
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
love love love - empowering and funny, i love these books and characters a whole lot
Judith Moore
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-contemporary
Originally posted at Chain Interaction

Argh, I loved this. Five stars easy. And for me to give five stars to anything contemporary is a big deal – this isn’t my genre. But I love the narration in this book so so so very much. It’s rare to find a protagonist who’s voice feels so similar to my own internal monologue and who shares so many of my passions and interests. The fact that there is an adorable dog called Dumbledore – just a bonus.

Loved this. Would recommend to pretty much anyone – even fan
Emma L.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4/5 stars).

Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, a2, a5, electric-monkey, mar, nyp
What an amazing read. I didn't think Laura could top The Exact Opposite of Okay but this is fantastic. It touches on a lot of very deep issues and does them all lightly and without preaching. Izzy's friends are a mixture of genders, ethnicities and sexualities, and none of it ever feels like box ticking. Just brilliant. I would read twenty more novels set in this universe.

(Parents be aware, Izzy swears a lot. It all fits beautifully into her speech patterns and this book wouldn't be half as good
Victoria Robinson
When I picked up a copy of “The Exact Opposite of Okay” last year I had no idea it would soon become one of my favourite books, but it did, and by the end of the novel I just wanted to keep reading as I have become so attached to these characters, so when a sequel was announced I knew I had to get it as soon as it came out.

“A Girl Called Shameless” takes place 2 months on from the events in “The Exact Opposite of Okay” Izzy is still trying to move on after her nude picture leaked and she found h
Amy (Golden Books Girl)
Since I was lucky enough to win a very early copy of Laura Steven`s debut, it feels like I`ve been waiting on her second forever. My expectations were very high, and I`m so thrilled that this somehow managed to exceed them. This picks up a few months after Izzy`s slut shaming scandal, and it sees her attempt to get state laws on revenge porn changed after a similar incident to her own happens to a girl in her school. Izzy is still one of my favourite narrators ever, and I love her an infinite am ...more
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another stunning entry to the YA canon by Steven - just as perky, engaging, witty and enjoyable as her first offering, this narrative follows the continued plight of Izzy O'Neill and her Bitches Bite Back movement.
With a voice that speaks to the YA readership in a way I can only compare to the way Bridget Jones spoke to the thirty-something readership over a decade ago; this was fun to read, but also thought provoking and important.
Never did the want to read on dip or wither as I raced through
Very sweet cover and cool title. I really liked how the characters actually felt like teenagers, and how different and diverse they all were. It is also good that the main character is not from the middle-class with her own car and macbook like most others in YA. However, it felt like not much was actually happening and I stand with my opinion that the sequel could have maybe fitted in book one. Izzies narration style made up for it though. Always entertaining.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great follow up back into the world of Izzy O’Neil. Funny, poignant and very important in terms of society, what is very much reality and how we all perceive and react to one another. Definitely a duology that deserves a reread at least once a year I think. It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s not afraid to shy away from anything.
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man. What a book. What a story. What a young lady Izzy O’Neill is. I just adore her. This book makes me want to make a stand about everything I see wrong with the world. I love the characters, the messages, the flaws, the worry, the relationships. I CACKLED SO SO MUCH. Just incredible.
Laura van Dijk
Had a tough time getting into the first 100 pages, when I'm tired I find it hard to read so it took a while but tonight I read 230 pages and finished it! And I loved it! Laura Steven is going to take the author world by storm and I am here for it!
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Laura Steven is an author, journalist and screenwriter from the northernmost town in England. The Exact Opposite of Okay, her YA debut, was published by Egmont in March 2018. The sequel, A Girl Called Shameless, will follow in 2019.

As well as mentoring aspiring authors through schemes like Pitch Wars, Laura works for Mslexia, a non-profit organisation supporting women writers. She graduated with D

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