Elizabeth Keenan ↠ Rebel Girls EBOOK

FREE PDF ☆ BOOK Rebel Girls ✓ EYLTRANSFERSERVICES à [Epub] ➟ Rebel Girls Author Elizabeth Keenan – “Echoing the punk rock feminist movement of the early ’90s debut author Keenan creates a timely narrative that will challenge teens to reflect on their personal values and engShe is talking to cute boys or anyone for that matter Plus her staunchly feminist views and love of punk rock aren’t exactly mainstream at St Ann’s her conservative Catholic high schoolThen a malicious rumor starts spreading through the hallsa rumor that her popular pretty pro life sister had an abortion over the summer A rumor that has This review can also be found on my blogdisclaimer I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for review consideration All of the opinions presented below are my ownThis book was unfortunately a struggle for me I loved the cover and was excited to read a political feminist YA It just didn’t uite feel like that’s what I got At first I really enjoyed Athena’s thought processes and politics What initially got me was how she ruminated upon the conflict one can face when trying to be a “good” feminist and respect other women while also struggling with the instinct to put them down when we feel threatened something mainstream culture seems to have primed us to do It gave me hope that the rest of the book would expand on this and frame other struggles similarly I slowly realized that this wouldn’t go any further; sure Athena thinks these things but she doesn’t do them She is judging women and putting them down based on her superficial slotting of them into roles Every character here is just a trope and Athena herself doesn’t make any effort to see them differently than that We are told that Athena is a good feminist who struggles to fight against what she has been conditioned to feel for other women but we aren’t shown this to be true This gave the book a superficiality that made it impossible for me to become invested inTo get into the characters themselves they’re truly just an amalgamation of the pop culture they consume Everyone is described only by what they listen to or read except the mean girls who are cardboard cut out characters who have absolutely no redeemable ualities and are given absolutely no sympathy I truly don’t understand how a book supposedly about justice and girl power could write women like this but oh well The constant pop culture references got stale very fast and I found myself rolling my eyes every time they were brought upThe plot was also confusing I didn’t really understand what the author was trying to accomplish The focus of the book is that Athena’s sister Helen is accused of getting an abortion The book is mostly about Athena trying to figure out how to dispel these untrue rumors but it’s also about Athena’s relationship with some guy who she had zero chemistry with? The scenes between them felt awkward and pointless and he only existed to further the mean girl plot In an otherwise well done book I could have seen it as a play on how women are used as plot devices but I truly don’t think that was the intention here It felt like it was just thrown in to add to the drama Athena was going through Not to mention that I essentially had to drag myself through the book; I kept checking the Goodreads page because I couldn’t believe that this was only 300 pagesI feel bad because I really wanted to like this and there was the potential for some good rep Athena’s best friend is half Vietnamese and her other best friend is black but none of the characters were sufficiently utilized or explored Between that and the lack of an interesting plot this just really fell flat for me

MOBI Þ Rebel Girls ↠ Elizabeth Keenan

The power to not only hurt Helen but possibly see her expelledDespite their wildly contrasting views Athena Helen and their friends must find a way to convince the student body and the administration that it doesn’t matter what Helen did or didn’t doeven if their riot grrrl protests result in the expulsion of their entire rebel girl gang This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryI received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewCheck out the original review on The Moonlight Library for gifsYou would think for a book that calls itself Rebel Girls that there might be some actual rebellion going on in the plotIt's not the author's fault I hope Publishers can change the title of a book to whatever they want And sure the idea of a good little Catholic girl rebelling in her school really appealed to meBut this book could accurately be called 'Girls who push boundaries but don't really break rules' and not appeal to the masses as much as 'Rebel Girls' 'Girls who work within the established system' Because Athena is a Good Girl TM and nothing will change thatThat's the thing that annoyed me the most about this book I kept expecting actual rebellion not teen girls helplessly looking at each other while your typical Mean Girl TM ran amok actually ruining lives with their one dimensional cruelty armed with nothing but nasty gossip rumours and the ability to anticipate and get there with a sob story firstSeriously Leah is meaner than Regina GeorgeAlthough I didn't get the rebellion I was sold I did like the characters and their motivations Athena and Helen butted heads on their deepest beliefs and their mother wasn't around to help guide them Their dad was largely absent due to work and actually triggered the inciting incident through his failure of managing domestic tasks because nearly 6 foot tall Helen had to go to school in her first day of freshman year in her much shorter sister's skirt people were already assuming that she was promiscuous Due to wearing a short skirt Yeah this is the 90s it totally happened and it's totally believable Everything in this well researched obviously much loved novel is totally believable even the relationships between a girl and a guy best friend his bitchy girlfriend and the Nice Guy TM our heroine Athena falls head over heels in sta love withI also really enjoyed watching the teens navigate their friendships especially Athena with the senior girls her own other best friend a purple haired Asian girl and Athena with Helen's indistinguishable at first friends I liked seeing girls come together support each other and work on a problem that's the power of feminism Also I found it really refreshing how although Athena and Helen were on opposite sides of the abortion debate they could put their differences aside and work together and neither of them changed their stance so it never felt preachySo although I didn't get the rebellion the title of this novel sells I still did enjoy the book mostly on the strength of its love and nostalgia for Louisiana in the 90s and realistic portrayals of teen friendships in high school before social media existed which is a thing I think modern day teens might enjoy tooI received a copy of this book from in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

KINDLE Rebel Girls

Rebel Girls“Echoing the punk rock feminist movement of the early ’90s debut author Keenan creates a timely narrative that will challenge teens to reflect on their personal values and engage in respectful discourse A must read” – Kirkus starred reviewWhen it comes to being social Athena Graves is far comfortable creating a mixtape playlist than More rebellion pleaseMost people wouldn't touch this topic with a ten foot pole so I'll give Keenan tons of credit for finding an eleven foot pole Rebel Girls explains the different viewpoints in the abortion debate in a way that's accessible to teens It leans a bit pro choice but the story's focus is really on understanding others' views That alone makes it worth a read My major problem is with the book's title Rebel Girls doesn't involve all that much rebellion but I guess Work Within the System Girls doesn't uite have the same ring to it Athena the main character is actually one of the least rebellious of all the characters She takes rules to their limits but her actions are really very tame Some of her friends and a few of the adults do engage in a bit of rebellion The title set my expectations for Athena's actions too high so I'll knock off at least one star thereThere are enough picky little problems with details for me to subtract another half a star Without spoiling anything the repeated references to a court stocking plan irked me You could stack a court or pack a court but stock?? The details of Athena's cello pursuits are messy too Sorry this is going to be the nerdy musician in me talking Athena and her friend Melissa who are both overachievers would never be so meh about being placed second chair in their sections of the orchestra Usually placement auditions in youth orchestras are like crazy death matches Athena and Melissa also go to orchestra practice each week but they would never call it that Music students learn early on to call it rehearsal or face the wrath of an irritated director As one of my directors would always say You don't come to band practice you practice to come to band Overall Rebel Girls is about a 35 but I have enough issues with it that I just can't round up to a 4Thanks to Harleuin and NetGalley for giving me a DRC of this novel which will be available for purchase on September 10th