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Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
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Nov 05, 2016

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bookshelves: ya-and-childrens, lgbtqia, canadian

2.5 stars. This is another book I wanted to like way, way more than I actually did. The characters were fine, the plot was fine, the stuff about Pen's family life even made me pretty emotional, but I could've done without all the weirdness about trans people (I really don't think cis butch girls are somehow less accepted by mainstream society than trans people, even in the GTA), the pot shot at a fat person towards the end, or the constant use of misogynist and homophobic slurs, as "realistic" as they may have been for the character. (And honestly, if realism is what the author was going for, why not let the poor girl swear once or twice? "Ass" is not a worse word to say than the F-slur.)
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Reading Progress

February 10, 2016 – Shelved
February 10, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 7, 2016 – Started Reading
November 5, 2016 –
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November 5, 2016 – Shelved as: ya-and-childrens
November 5, 2016 – Shelved as: lgbtqia
November 5, 2016 – Shelved as: canadian
November 5, 2016 – Finished Reading

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