Rebecca Rose Most of the main characters are women, and three of them have more than one set of names. Does that add bonus points? They talk about all sorts of things, like sewing and cooking (just kidding, though they do sew a bit.) In all seriousness, this book is basically feminist and promotes women's education and the breakdown of stereotypical gender roles.
Michelle Yes, it does. The book kept me engrossed for a few days. It was hard to put down, but one does have to go to work!