Rules For Being a Girl

Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell
Candace Bushnell
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Oct 21, 2021

Rules For Being a Girl is about a girl in high school named Marin who is a steady rule-follower with big dreams. Marin has a teacher named Mr. Beckett that admires her rule-following and creates an unprofessional relationship with her that leads to Marin being assaulted.

I give this book a 4 out of 5. I like the message it spreads and how realistic the characters are. Marin goes through a lot and the readers see her grow and learn about herself. This book notes the reality of how society views and handles assault and grooming. There are so many layers involved in the story and while we only see Marin’s perspective, there is a lot of representation. It made me think a lot about the expectations put on women and I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn about or is interested in feminism.

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Isabella W.

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