Official Review: Too Bad She's a Girl by J W Templeman

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Re: Official Review: Too Bad She's a Girl by J W Templeman

Post by AT+rmarathon[16] » 21 Oct 2016, 01:26

thanks for a great review...the book seems wonderful and empowering

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Post by Ashley 1820 » 21 Oct 2016, 05:25

That's such an wonderful review! The novel sounds really good.It's really touching. Congratulations to the author. Thanks for sharing. I would love to read it as soon as possible.

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Post by Elaine5 » 21 Oct 2016, 05:50

This book sounds amazing. Thanks for the review and congratulations to the author. I can't wait to read it.
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Post by e-tasana-williams » 22 Oct 2016, 21:40

truebookaddict wrote:This really does sound like a good one. Did you find that it was overtly religious? I know the description on Amazon says it is. I'm just curious, as I don't like to read books with a lot of religious overtones.

Great review!
No, not at all. The religious aspect of the book consisted of church folk rejecting the young pregnant girl, and the mother-in-law's incessant critizing. Don't let it deter you from reading this excellent story. You would really miss out.

-- October 22nd, 2016, 8:43 pm --
Vermont Reviews wrote:Excellent review. Great choice for book of the day. I loved the preview my favorite part was when Patty Jo stole the boy's pants. And she saves the brother who chases he before he gets hit by the train.
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That was one of my favorite parts of the book, too! That girl was fearless.
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Post by ebeth » 23 Oct 2016, 10:46

Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the review.
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Post by Quinto » 05 Aug 2017, 19:55

The saying you have to understand your past to understand your future, aptly describes the significance of this book. It's a strong willed reaction to a world of prejudice. I like books with great historical significance. Thankyou for a great review.

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Post by Miss Yudae Flutterby » 21 Dec 2017, 23:12

The title's enough to stop me from my tracks (if I was walking); it is eye-catching. And the review's sagacious simplicity is enough to tell that this book could be worth my while. I look forward to reading the story of the character's brevity against racial discrimination and outright ridicule of hypocrisy of the society; definitely a no-nonsense plot.

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Post by Alikap » 06 Jan 2018, 18:47

The quote you oncluded at the end is heartbreaking... Adding this to my list though!

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Post by Jolaugh_95 » 17 Feb 2018, 02:20

Thanks for the great review. This one sounds like a keeper!

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Post by Irene C » 15 Mar 2018, 13:49

Thanks for this review. It sounds like this first time author has really rendered her setting well, and spun a good story out of it.
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Post by Libs_Books » 20 Mar 2018, 15:16

e-tasana-williams wrote:
20 Aug 2016, 00:18
Independent heroine Patti Jo ...is the innocent eye in this tale. She sees hypocrisy and struggles to understand the inconsistencies between people's platitudes and their actions. Patti Jo often gives words to her thoughts unfiltered, and has to suffer the consequences.
Sold! :D
I'm coming very late to this but I loved your review and I love the sound of the book. I'd really like to read this - need to check it out anyway, to decide whether the younger members of my (British) family could cope with history element.

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Post by stacie k » 20 Mar 2018, 16:35

I can't wait to get to know Patti Jo! You've made her out to be a strong, feisty, and inspiring character. Thank you for this great review!
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Post by Riszell » 19 Apr 2018, 04:39

This should be an awesome book because of the strong, independent female protagonist. I enjoy reading books like this wherein the main character is stubborn and strong-willed.

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Post by teacherjh » 10 May 2018, 12:14

Anything similar to To Kill a Mockingbird gets my vote.

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Post by Paiges-reads » 29 Jun 2018, 11:51

I'm glad you mentioned feminist readers would enjoy it, because I was on the fence with the title and time period. Historically you said it was accurate, which will probably be one of the things to make me angry, but it's good to know your history. Coming of age tales are usually good reads, and this one has me interested. Thanks for writing !

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