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YAShot: What’s A Girl Gotta Do? – Holly Bourne

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TAAADAAAA! I am bringing you a review of this beauty! The third book in Holly Bourne’s Spinster Club series, What’s A Girl Gotta Do?

It was recently released as the final book in the Normal series, following characters Lottie, Evie and Amber as they progress through college and witness sexism EVERYWHERE! No joke.

If you missed the first two books, you can see my reviews here:

ReadORama Wrap-up! Am I Normal Yet?

ReadORama Wrap-up! How Hard Can Love Be?

Here is a bit more info about What’s A Girl Gotta Do? before I go into my ramble, I mean review.

Release Date: 1st August 2016
Publisher: Usborne
The Book Depository

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…


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Here was my initial review on goodreads:

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Overall Feelings

I thought this book was inspiring and addictive. I honestly cannot think of any other book like it since it shows such strong feminist values. I couldn’t help but nod my head in agreement whilst reading all of the sexist incidents. I feel like there aren’t enough books, films or media surrounding feminism and shaming sexism so this was so fresh and relatable. Some of the chapters are so close to home which made me think about what inspired Holly to write these books, here was her answer:

The first chapter of What’s A Girl Gotta Do? is autobiographical, and the moment I decided I need to do something so this didn’t happen to any more girls.

I think that it is incredibly sad that in today’s World there are women and girls that are worried to walk past a work van without being on the receiving end of some kind of sexual harassment. This book really clarified and you will LOVE Lottie’s revenge on the shady workmen that harass her. Read it just for that please 🙂

Now i’ve given an overview of the message, I want to talk about characters. Lottie is our main character who is bright, bubbly and seriously amazing. She is hilarious and proud and really has the feel good factor. Her crusade to end sexism is tiring and really takes a toll on her because there is just SO MUCH SEXISM! Like it’s seriously messed up but it’s true to real life and how much sexism is in the World. This really hinders Lottie’s self esteem and character as a whole. She becomes half of her former self and becomes really depressed. I felt depressed for her because it is easy to connect to her as she is so well written.

Amber and Evie are Lottie’s saviours. I feel like without her fellow Spinster Club members she would not get through the tiring campaign. They are such good friends and I feel like I know them so well! Holly creates such realistic characters that you can connect to easily and envy that they’re not real. Amber and Evie look out for Lottie throughout this book and become her shining light, they’re like the PowerPuff girls, seriously SHAMAZING!

Everyone who isn’t involved seems to be against Lottie’s campaign which is really disappointing but definitely realistic. There are some out and out pr!$@s in this book (AHEM…GENTLEMEN) that really wound me up but at the same time I knew they were only trying to get a reaction from Lottie for their sexist comments, music or attitudes.

Overall, What’s A Girl Gotta Do? will have you in tears of laughter, tears of sadness and tears of inequality. Including cream pies, cheesy snacks, vino and top hats. You must read this book/series NOW! It will change the way you think for the better and help you to identify sexism in everyday life. As you can tell, this book is a big deal to me and I support the meaning behind it too. The series as a whole really brought out my inner feminist and is like nothing i’ve read before.


Moo Rating:

Agony Aunt Mel


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