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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  31 reviews
A story of mock trial, feminism, and the inherent power found in a pair of knitting needles.

Raina Petree is crushing her senior year, until her boyfriend dumps her, the drama club (basically) dumps her, the college of her dreams slips away, and her arch-nemesis triumphs.

Things arent much better for Millie Goodwin. Her father treats her like a servant, and the all-boy Mock
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: August 18th 2020 by Feiwel Friends
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    Kai
    Nov 10, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    these six angry girls and this one angry guy aka me will get along splendidly, that's for sure
    Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    This book is a fantastic read! I like how Millie stays positive by saying her daily affirmative lines. Knitting group! Love it. I used to go to one and made some great friends but stopped going because I had to move. I really missed it now that I'm reading about knitting group again. Knitting activism is pretty cool in this story! Mock Trial is cool as well and it's my first time learning about it reading this book. My high school never had anything like this. I like Raina's realization about ...more
    nadia (( disquieting thing ))
    "smash patriarchy in the process" is the one single phrase that makes me feel so conflicted on the inside that i start to burn and ache to read any version of the narrative that claims to be doing this, i'm READY
    anna grace 🌈
    wow i am LIVING for this cover + the obviously sapphic feminist description
    Gerardine  Betancourt
    "Being a girl its in how you stand up to all that stuff that's thrown at you and how you kick ass after "
    Six angry high school girls get together in this story, in a difficult time of their lives. All of them have one thing and one goal only, break the patriarchy in the process.
    4 stars!!!
    Thanks to netgalley and Macmillan Childrens for providing me with a free copy
    Eva B.
    Jan 17, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    I did Mock Trial summer classes and actually wrote a case for my school, ARC people please I'm begging you-
    Gerardine  Betancourt
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
    "Being a girl its in how you stand up to all that stuff that's thrown at you and how you kick ass after "
    Six angry high school girls get together in this story, in a difficult time of their lives. All of them have on thing and one goal only, break the patriarchy in the process.
    4.5 stars
    Mina Rehman
    Nov 10, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Did someone mention smashing the patriarchy?
    Kuzu
    The concept ended up being better than the execution, for me. I love the idea of the politically-engaged knitting group, but the two narrators' voices aren't distinct enough, and I just didn't feel satisfied by the story; it felt like it could have dug much deeper on the political issues that affect teen girls' lives and on the intergenerational feminist potential of a knitting group. I think this may be more the fault of my expectations than the book itself, though. Kisner's previous book, DEAR ...more
    Lila Reads
    Nov 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Feminism and knitting? Sign me up.
    Femiknits rule!
    Stefany
    Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This was a quick interesting read that will appeal to a wide variety of readers. Most of the characters are relatable and young readers will enjoy following their stories. There were some minor characters that didn't seem totally fleshed out, but this ultimately didn't detract from the story. What was most refreshing about this story was that it was a breakup story that focused on the injured party almost completely and didn't dwell too much on pining. The characters did seem more 'adult' then ...more
    Ms. Arca
    Mar 15, 2020 rated it liked it
    2.5/3

    1) I love the cover.
    2) I love the concept.
    2.5) hooray for debate? And the representation was decent. Yay for that too.
    3) Its always great to read about a cast of girls and femmes.

    Sometimes this got preachy, or stopped being a story and was more telling... It was missing some of those literary / character development notes that make a reading experience more than just something youre told about by a friend. Maybe my expectations were too high? I think if the voice was more dynamic and
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    Ms. Arca
    I really wanted this badass girl crew story to work for me. It didnt.

    I appreciated parts of different characters and a few insights the girls might share about their current life situations.

    Beyond this, I really needed some editing/sharpening. It was hard sometimes to keep track of each one of the 6 characters. The narration in relation to the character voice was muddy. And there was just a lot of text that derailed, got preachy, or needing cutting.

    This girl squad is thoughtful, they want to
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    Heather Jones
    Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Thank you to Macmillan for giving me a free digital galley of "Six Angry Girls" in exchange for feedback.

    "Six Angry Girls" is about six high school girls who all have reasons to be angry. When the boys on the mock trial team arrange for an all-boys team, the girls assemble their own, competing team... and are determined to be the ones who take their school to the national finals.

    I admit that I found myself slightly confused when the point of view shifted from girl to girl, but all six of the
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    Kannan
    Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc-ebook
    The concept of girls getting together, being politically charged, knitting, etc reminded me so much of the late 90s, punk rock, girl rock, smash the patriarchy times. The two narrators were great but I wish they had been more distinct, however the book was a quick read and appealing. This book had diverse characters and a great storyline but it was missing some of the character development I was hoping for from a book like this. I loved this group of high school girls and could see myself ...more
    Nadia
    Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This was a fun read: young feminists taking on the world and all. The chapter headings and subtitles were really well done, in keeping with case files, and I enjoyed reading those to kick off and set the tone for what was coming. It definitly brought me some feels about my own mock trial days. I found myself ha ing a difficult time distinguishing from the voices of the different characters, and felt that could have used some more refinement, and the final case of the Mock Trial was just Too ...more
    Stacy
    Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Thanks to Feiwel & Friends and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

    GIRL POWER! I thoroughly enjoyed Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner. High school seniors Millie and Raina are each going through tough times. Rainas boyfriend dumps her and Millie is kicked off the Mock Trial team. They start an all girls Mock Trial team and recruit others. Throw in Drama Club and a kick ass Knitting Circle for some more fun (and lots of knitting puns to boot).

    I absolutely loved how
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    Melissa
    Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Adrienne Kisner's books are so funny, so smart, so socially conscious. I love the way she weaves in social issues with her hilarious dialogue and authentic YA emotional journeys. Mock trial becomes an outlet for Raina, Millie, and the rest of their team to combat the misogyny in their midst. I love how the chapters are outlined by cases and how the team comes together, like the best underdog sports movies. I love the yarn-bombing subplot and how Raina and Millie find community in unexpected ...more
    J. Mann
    Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Got my hands on an ARC! Raina, Millie, Veronica, Grace, Nakita, and Izzy are not living their best lives and the blame lies mostly with the Patriarchy. Dumped, cheated, overlooked, underestimated, ignored, and omitted these six girls fight back. The results are both heart-breaking and hilarious. Led by the voices of Raina and Millie, this merry group of girls proves once again that winning isn't everything, it's nothing...without your integrity, your conscience, and your friends. Loved every ...more
    Hanna Fogel
    Thanks to Feiwel & Friends for the ARC! My high school didn't have a Mock Trial team (that I'm aware of) so I definitely learned a lot there. I loved the feminist thought and diversity in representation, but there were so many characters and so many subplots that I think the development of the larger tapestry may have suffered for the number of individual threads.
    CynnieRose
    Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Epic, brava!
    Anna
    I received a copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
    Andréa
    Feb 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
    Sacha
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I'll post that review upon publication.
    Kathleen
    Queer content: One of the two narrators is queer (seems asexual, biromantic?), most of the other ensemble is queer (lesbian, trans, possibly asexual homo/biromantic).
    Colleen
    Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: read-in-2020
    *Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the review copy.*

    Great book about girl power, finding your own path, and doing the right thing.
    Carly [A Beauty & Her Books]
    Politically active yarn store and knitting needles...yo, the crafty b!tch in me is DYING to get a copy of this!
    Alison Glass
    Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Hand this to anyone who loved Moxie.
    Marisa
    Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    4.5 stars. Very quick and readable. Loved the characters and the premise and the beautiful cover.
    Only critiques were I wish I got to know the secondary characters better, and the ending was a little rushed, and the Judges part wasnt necessary.
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    Adrienne Kisner has master's and doctorate degrees in theology from Boston University and was inspired by her work with high school and college students to write Dear Rachel Maddow. She is also a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in writing for children and young adults. Dear Rachel Maddow is her debut.

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