Rules for Being a Girl
From Katie Cotugno and author of Sex and the City Candace Bushnell comes this fierce and feisty exploration of feminism: standing up, speaking out and rewriting the rules.
Don’t be easy. Don’t give it up. Don’t be a prude. Don’t be cold. Don’t put him in the friendzone. Don’t act desperate. Don’t let things go too far. Don’t give him the wrong idea. Don’t blame him...more
This is a YA book by two authors that I enjoy. In their author's note they call it "A YA book with a feminist message for the times".
There is some romance in this book. But I would hesitate to call it a YA contemporary romance. Because this book is so much more than that.
The narrator is 17 year old Marin (high school senior - 1st person POV). Her best friend is Chloe. They are co-editors of the student newspaper together. Something happe ...more
Rules for Being a Girl was a short, sharp feminist novel about a girl navigating the expectations, constraints and rules society puts upon women whilst fighting to make her voice heard.
Marin was a top student and co-editor of the school newspaper along with her best friend, Chloe. Everyone, including her, admired their interesting and charismatic English teacher, Mr Beckett (or 'Bex') but that all changed until he tried to kiss Marin. There were ...more
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This was truly a fantastic read. I mean, I unintentionally started and finished this book on the same day because of how good it was. Rules for Being a Girl is equal parts infuriating and powerful but so incredibly important. It’s the type of book that women of all ages can see them ...more
Rules for Being a Girl is about a girl named Marin who is in high school. She's a star student and editor of the school paper, with dreams of going to Brown University. Marin's charismatic English teacher, Mr Beckett, admires her writing and likes to talk books with her. When ...more
📗 I was so sure that when I finished this book, I would be fist punching the air like the end of Breakfast Club, feeling so unapologetically feminist I'd break down old white men's Twitter doors and scream quotes I found on Pinterest at 2am at them, but unfortunately when I left the book I didn't really feel much of anything.
📘 The story is really about Marin and Bex, or Mr Beckett, Marin's teacher. He grooms her, and persuades her to visit his house before try ...more
"Remember, girl: It's the best time in the history of the world to be you. You can do anything! You can do everything! You can be whatever you want to be!I finished this so quickly (probably because it was so good)! Rules for Being a Girl is an empowering story about the difficulties women and girls face on a daily basis. Marin Lospato must face these rules after a beloved english teacher takes things too far.
Just as long as you follow the rules."
What a timely story! And it was so ...more
RULES FOR BEING A GIRL is a compulsively readable story that never lets you forget its a Big Issue Book. I adored Marin, smart, strong and with good sense. Though victimized, she was never a victim. She doesn’t want others fighting her battles.
RULES FOR BEING A GIRL is more realistic than mo ...more
Reading the synopsis to this book, I knew that this was going to be an important book and one that I wanted to check out. In a time where it still feels like women are having to fight for all of their rights, to fight to be heard, this is a fantastic book for young girls.
Marin has a traumatic and uncomfortable experience with an authority figure, and it changes how s ...more
As she struggled with confusion and guilt over the situation, Marian also had to deal with blowback from reporting such a beloved teacher. As things began to spiral out, Mar ...more
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*
Marin is working hard during her senior year of high school to get into her dream college. She receives constant support from her English teacher, Mr. Bex. When he takes things a little too far one day, she becomes uncomfortable with his attention. When she reports him, most of her school do ...more
THIS IS A NEW FAVORITE
AHHHHHHHH SOOOO FREAKING GOOD!!!!!
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee------I actually read this in one sitting ---han wla iug887&*(&@#^$&*^YUI@HJ#KLB
oh my gosh, my eye ...more
Rules for Being a Girl tells the story that is all too familiar. A teacher is inappropriate with a student and when the student comes forward, she is not believed and then ...more
This book is definitely not my usual read--however, it was really engaging (read it in two days) and it shows a situation that a lot of young woman experience in their lifetime (no matter if it is from a teacher or another person in power in their life). Therefore, I think it is a ...more
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Marin, the protagonist, is your next door cookie-cutter female protagonist of a YA contemporary book set in high school: well-behaved, has good grades, a best friend slash co-worker slash co-editor of the school paper, a nice nuclear family, an athletic boyfriend... You get it.
Then her relatively young, attractive and oh-so-approachable teacher makes a move on her. While this is fairl ...more
Marin, the protagonist was very likeable to me. She was just a genuine young ...more
Quality of writing: 3/5
Plot development: 5/5
Time to complete: around 3 1/2 hours.
Score: 4 Stars out of 5
First person point of view.
The story itself is fast paced, well written, enjoyable and relevant. This book seems more like contemporary, realistic fiction than young adult. It focuses on themes of an feminism, growing up and confronting personal and social problems.
This is the t ...more
This book is infuriatingly relevant and important. Girls and women are told to stand up for themselves, but don't make a scene. Be confident but not aggressive.
If a teenage girl told you her male teacher tried to kiss her, how would you react? Would you tell her she misread the situation? That she's overreacting? T ...more
Just as long as you follow the rules.”