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Not the Girls You're Looking For
This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I hope will empower many teen girls. It’s one of only two YA contemporaries I can think of that actually portrays a visit to a gynecologist, which is amazing to see. Only two things stopped me from giving a full 5-star rating. One is the fact that I struggled to connect with the boy-chasing, party hard aspect of the main character’s personality. That doesn’t mean Lulu’s story isn’t a realistic or valid one, it’s just very different from my own high school experience. I also disliked the frequent use of the word “bitch,” especially when used by girls to put down other girls and women.
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