The reviews are mixed on this one: it seems like readers either liked it or loathed it — some thought it had a great feminist message, others thought it’s message was terrible.
Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed this one, and found myself wanting to put it in the hands of all of the teenage girls I know (and I know a lot of them….).
Is it perfect in it’s feminist message? Probably not, but what I found compelling was the questions Frankie asked — questions that I wished more girls ask about the status quo and about boys and the way the world works.
It helped me that it was funny (at least, I thought it was, my sense of humor isn’t entirely mainstream…), and that it was a boarding school book — I’m a bit of a sucker for those.
I borrowed this one from the school library, and need to see if I can suggest it to a few girls of my acquaintance.