The Female Persuasion

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 6.10.38 PM.pngI was hesitant to start this one for several reasons.

First, I’ve seen very mixed reviews. It seems as if people either love it or hate it. Second, it’s long (454 pages) so it’s hard to decide to pick up a book of that length when the reviews are all over the place. Last, I wasn’t initially drawn in by the feminist theme. However, I’m glad I ignored those initial thoughts and dove in because this book was awesome!

I flew through the pages and found myself fully immersed in the lives of Greer and Cory, and also Faith Frank and Zee. I’m a sucker for a deep character study and this book is just that. I love to know the background stories that propel a character through their lives, as well as their relationship to others.

Faith Frank is a well-known women’s activist and meeting her at a college presentation changes the trajectory of Greer’s life – which she already had planned out with her high school boyfriend, Cory. I loved how the overall story weaved each of these characters together, yet allowed each of them their own space too.

The ending was maybe a little bit too perfect for me, but overall, I really enjoyed this one!

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