This book can be read as a standalone
Author: Holly Bourne
Publication Date: August 1st, 2016
Format: Paperback (ARC provided by the Publisher)
Genres & Themes: Feminism, Friendship, Young Adult, Contemporary
HOW TO START A FEMINIST REVOLUTION:
1. Call out anything that is unfair on one gender
2. Don’t call out the same thing twice (so you can sleep and breathe)
3. Always try to keep it funny
4. Don’t let anything slide. Even when you start to break…
Lottie’s determined to change the world with her #Vagilante vlog. Shame the trolls have other ideas…
Thanks to Usborne for sending me the physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is simply phenomenal and extraordinary.
Lottie is a strong character who stands for what she thinks is right and speaks out against it. I admire her courage a lot. She’s so brave, confident and outspoken. She wants to change the world and doesn’t want to wait for the opportunity to knock at her door. She’s an inspiration for all the teenage girls.
And then we have Will who I don’t like at all because of his smirk, smug and repeated cockiness. Honestly, I think he was just a plain arrogant jerk with a superiority complex. He’s what almost every YA fantasy guy is.
I gotta admit I didn’t enjoy the book at first. I thought it was boring and annoying. but after a while, I was fully hooked and absorbed in the book. It’s really entertaining and fun to read. Holly Bourne addresses Feminism in this book while keeping it light using the great power of hilarity that she possesses. Because, you know, sometimes people get sick of listening to feminism rants all of the time. So it’s great to keep it funny. It also discusses how our society is indulged in all kinds of injustice and inequity that happen to not only women but men too.
This whole series influential and inspiring. It’s a series that talks not only about feminism and friendship but discusses other topics too. I think everyone one should read it.
I had another problem with this book (besides Will, of course) or the series in general: all three main protagonists are white. It bugged me since this series especially this book is all about feminism and women’s rights although it still lacks a black, brown or a protagonist from any other race and that’s why I’m giving it 4 stars.
About the Author:
Holly Bourne writes YA novels and blogs about feminist issues. Her favorite things to complain loudly about are the stigma of mental health, women’s rights, and the under-appreciation of Keanu Reeves’ acting ability.
Holly’s first two books, Soulmates and The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, have been critically acclaimed and translated into six languages. The first book in the ‘Normal’ series, Am I Normal Yet? has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2016 and has inspired the formation of Spinster Clubs around the country.
Before becoming a full-time author, Holly was editor and relationship advisor for a charity website.