What's a Girl Gotta Do?

HOW TO START A FEMINIST REVOLUTION 1 Call out anything that is unfair on one gender2 Don t call out the same thing twice so you can sleep and breathe 3 Always try to keep it funny4 Don t let anything slide Even when you start to breakLottie s determined to change the world with her Vagilante vlog Shame the trolls have other ideas
What s a Girl Gotta Do HOW TO START A FEMINIST REVOLUTION Call out anything that is unfair on one gender Don t call out the same thing twice so you can sleep and breathe Always try to keep it funny Don t let anything

  • Title: What's a Girl Gotta Do?
  • Author: Holly Bourne
  • ISBN: 9781474915021
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. “When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.”----Bette DavisHolly Bourne, an English bestselling author, pens an incredibly funny, enlightening yet powerful young adult novel, What's a Girl Gotta Do? which is the third book in the The Spinster Clubseries. This series welcomes Lottie, the teenage feminist heroine, who has started a spinster club with her best friends, is now eyeing for Cambridge admission while making a name for her video blog wher [...]

    2. “I wanted to be the sort of person who could face themselves in the mirror.”[4.5] This book was gold. Holly Bourne is a gift to the YA book community. As an author in general. Tackling issues and creating discussions on topics such as, feminism, gender inequality and societal norms, that need to be spoken more often about in books. And she does it so well. I loved Lottie as a main protagonist. As frustrating as she was at times, I absolutely love that she didn't back down from anything that [...]

    3. Lottie has always been the most vocal about her feminist views and that really comes across in What's A Girl Gotta Do? Calling out sexism isn't an easy undertaking, but it was so eye opening! If the other books dealt with feminism in addition to something else, this deals with it 100% head on, and it's such a fantastic read! I literally cannot wait until the novella comes out in November!

    4. HOLY HELL, THIS WAS AMAZING. I've loved all three of the books in this trilogy, but this one is easily my favourite. Reasons why I loved this book:- So. Much. Amazing. Feminism.- Seriously. So incredibly feminist.- Wonderful friendships- Adorable relationships- Great representation of mental health issues- It deals with difficult topics respectfullyLottie is such an amazingly fierce character. I loved her activism, her determination, and the way that she keeps going even when she feels like ever [...]

    5. I'm torn. I love the feminism angle. It's bloody great. But good god do Holly Bourne's books seem to bleed into one another after a period of time. She has a particular style of writing that is very accessible but ultimately gets tedious. In each of her books her plots seem to follow a similar pattern and nothing feels fresh anymore. She's incapable of writing well rounded supporting characters: the identikit boys and families all pulled from some book of stereotypical minor characters somewhere [...]

    6. What's a Girl Gotta Do? is a brilliantly empowering, witty read, filled with a cast of badass women, kickass friendships, adorable romances and infuriating stories that make you want to shout at the world. Ever since I picked up Am I Normal Yet? I've fallen in love with Holly Bourne's comfortable, funny and emotive writing style and even more so with the cast of the Spinster Trilogy. I don't want to say goodbye to these characters but this was the perfect way to do so. I throughly enjoyed each a [...]

    7. THIS TRILOGY. (WO)MAN. I CANNOT. IT IS TOO GOOD.I came away from this book loving Lottie more than I ever thought possible. I want to thrust this entire trilogy into the hands of every teenage girl in the country. NAY, THE WORLD.

    8. While this was definitely my favourite of the series, I'm a little disappointed in the trilogy as a whole. Evie, Amber and Lottie are all straight (confirmed) white (assumed (I'm more sure that Evie and Amber are white but Lottie could be POC, but it's up to the author to say in the text and she didn't so)) girls and their experiences with feminism are practically the same. I really wished there had been more of a discussion on feminism linked with race and sexuality and gender identity, but at [...]

    9. 4.5 this book was wonderful, such amazing feminism and friendships in this book, I love Evie, Amber and Lottie and I'm sad that I've come to the end of their story (I do still have a short story to read) but I wish I could read more about themThis wasn't my favourite out of the trilogy, I can't put my finger quite on why, I still loved it, but the other two just beat this one. Holly Bourne writes such honest and real books and I just hope she continues tackling important issues like the ones in [...]

    10. (2.5 stars)*sighs* Same old issues with the same old series. Reading the acknowledgements at the end - 'I wasn't able to touch properly on feminism and how it relates to race or disability or sexuality, or gender identity or class' and I just can't help but think why not? Why if the author is so passionate about these issues and systematic inequalities did we end up with 3 white straight protagonists exploring how to navigate heterosexual relationships with sometimes even pretty ??? men? (Can yo [...]

    11. Originally posted on A Frolic Through FictionRATED 4.5/5 STARS! I just…ugh. So many emotions.I felt like sludge by the end of this book. In the best possible way.Let me explain:Holly Bourne has this wonderful way of making Lottie, Amber and Evie seem like real people. People you can – and are – friends with. So reading this book…well, I felt like I was going through all this with our dear Lottie. Which meant one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride.So when I read the second half of th [...]

    12. I devoured this book. Honestly, I applaud to Holly Bourne to be so direct, unashamed and unapologetic speaking up about feminism in her novels. While the other two books had strong feminist themes, this one is so straight about feminism, that the whole plot is about a girl standing up and starting a feminism campaign because she's tired about the sexist bullshit all the girls have to put up with on a daily basis.Although this book is fictional it deals with a lot of real shit going on in real li [...]

    13. 4.5/5.I am so sad this series as come to an end! This was probably my favourite in terms of themes and feminism but I still related to HHCLB? a little more. Lottie was a fantastic character who was extremely flawed but meant well and did a lot of awesome things. I'm really glad there is an MC in the UKYA community who embraces her intelligence and is unapologetic about her sex life etc. I also thought the way the romance was handled was done SUPER well, so much tension and I really liked Will as [...]

    14. Received a physical copy from Usborne Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Another version of this review can be found here "I want to be the sort of person who could face themselves in the mirror."I couldn’t believe my luck when I received What’s a Girl Gotta Do? for review from the publishers- if you’ve read the synopsis (given below) you’ll know why. A YA contemporary that exclusively deals with feminism? When did we last come across anything even remotely talking about femini [...]

    15. This review was originally posted on Between My LinesIf there is one YA series that I would push everyone to read, it’s The Spinster Club.  I'd shove over your towering to-be-read and insist you devour this series next.  And then I'd apologise meekly for the mess I made! What’s A Girl Gotta Do by Holly Bourne is book 3 in the Spinster Club series (nb - read in order!).  Just like the previous books; the words that spring to mind are snarky, hilarious and empowering. First Line of What’ [...]

    16. Holly Bourne has done it again with the final book in this trilogy. I love Lottie and the focus on feminism. Although that cliffhangerDoes she get into Cambridge?

    17. **you can read the entire review on the BLOG**After being harassed by two men near to a van while she was going to college, Lottie starts thinking a way to fight with all the sexism that she sees and deals with everyday so she decides to create the project ‘VAGILANTE’ with the help of her friends Evie and Amber in order to call out every act of sexism and inequality that she sees every single day and she captures them on camera with the help of Will, Evie’s friend of the filmmaking course. [...]

    18. Thank you Usborne for sending me a review copy.Holly Bourne how do you do this ? Like how ?The first two books in the series were so good. But I loved Lottie from the start because she always wanted to change everything, and this book was no doubt such an amazing read.This book is a complete package of fun and teenage drama. From laughing out loud to I cried too reading the book. But at every point this book made me strong.Characters of the book are so well described, the lead female character L [...]

    19. Right. Okay. RightFirst of all, I devoured this book because I absolutely adore Holly and her style of writing and everything this book was about. However, saying that, I do believe I should have given this book 3 or 3.5 stars (but I felt like it would be a massive betrayal to Holly, who has become one of my most admired authors)It's just the fact that this book series had SO. MUCH. POTENTIAL. And, unfortunately, it just didn't live up to what it could've been. I mean, Jesus Christ, could a bit [...]

    20. I wanted to cry when this arrived in the post. I love Holly Bourne's Spinster series so much and when I read the synopsis of this I knew that I would 100% WITHOUT A DOUBT LOVE IT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE POSSIBLY EVER. And I totally did. Totally. What's A Girl Gotta Do? is feminist af but it sure ain't an easy read. I loved how Holly drew attention to cognitive dissonance in feminism and how she explored the difficulties Lottie had with accepting what she was going through. Also the love interest [...]

    21. ♫✯Em loves Hollenstein✯♫❤the summertime and butterflies all belong to your creation❤ says:

      This book is the kind of book with enough power to change the world, even if only a bit. The Spinster Club trilogy is unmissable for any teenager- regardless of gender, or stance on feminism. There's one bit I thought could have been worded better, where Lottie was talking about things people would call her, such as "man hater" and "bitch" and in there was also "lesbian" and then she added that they were all "bullshit labels". I think Holly Bourne didn't mean it like that, but the way it was wor [...]

    22. the feminism isn't as intersectional as it could be but it's a fun read and a good jumping off point for new young feminists

    23. Unlike the two previous books in The Spinster Club series which tiptoed around the topic, What's a Girl Gotta Do? is packed full of feminism. I didn't expect to really relate to Lottie because she has a very different personality, but I did. What's a Girl Gotta Do? is an emotional roller coaster. Lottie decides to call out every single sexist thing she sees and not only is it emotionally draining her, it also frustrates her when she sees how people are just waiting to pull her down the first tim [...]

    24. I bought this book while in Dublin for DeptCon 2, a YA convention. Holly Bourne was there. I saw this book on the table and it was so pretty (Black and Red are my favorite colors) and it said "Feminism" on it so I had to buy it. I didn't know it was the third book in a series. But for the first time ever, I don't mind that I didn't start with book 1 cause this book was everything. (This book makes me forgive 2016 for all the shit cause at least it gave us this.)This book was brilliantly written. [...]

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