What’s A Girl Gotta Do? (Spinster Club #3)
Author: Holly Bourne
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Publication Date: August 1st 2016
Format: Paperback (432 pages)
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…
My Rating: ★★★★ 1/2
Ah, book three and now it’s Lottie’s turn to be our leading lady. Knowing this I just knew that this book would be oozing fantastic feminism and lots of thought provoking ideas. After reading this book I can easily say that it made me think about sexism and especially all of the everyday sexism that we encounter and often just accept.
I loved how this book focused so much on Lottie’s despair at the world around her, a feeling that many of us have shared and are familiar with. That horrible feeling when walking towards a group of men of knowing there’s a good chance (chance because it does not ALWAYS happen) that as a female you are about to be leered at or about to receive what some think is a compliment but actually makes your skin crawl. The fact that Lottie’s Vagilante project is inspired by an event that so many women and girls can relate to just made this whole book so realistic and relatable.
Lottie’s anger at the everyday sexism that is over looked sparks her to start her own Vagilante project with the support of her FemSoc friends and, of course, her Spinster Club friends Evie and Amber. I loved what Lottie was doing here but my favourite thing about this book is that once again Holly Bourne shies away from nothing. This is the nitty gritty story of just how hard it is to stand up for what you believe in and using your voice for the good. It’s a perfect show of exactly why some people feel that they can’t do just that and I really appreciated that this was taken into consideration whilst still showing that with the right strength, standing up to adversity will always help someone, no matter how hard it is.
The romance for Lottie was lovely but I so much preferred the friendships again. Lottie, Amber and Evie probably have my favourite YA friendship right now. I love that they have such a wonderful and honest friendship that they are able to call each other out one minute and the next turn up with a big bag of cheesy snacks and just know it’s what the other needs. To me their friendship is so real and I can definitely see aspects of that reflected in my own relationships with my closest friends.
Once again Holly Bourne has sparked a fire in my heart, evoked emotions that I didn’t know I had and I’ve put this book down feeling like I’ve truly been enlightened. Wonderful!
Have you read What’s A Girl Gotta Do? ?
What did you think? Who is your favourite Spinster?