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Rules for being a girl / Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno.

Bushnell, Candace, (author.). Cotugno, Katie, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y BUS (Text) 33500013242698 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y BUS (Text) 33500013242706 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library ya BUS (Text) 35500006277295 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062803375
  • ISBN: 0062803379
  • Physical Description: 293 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
It starts before you can even remember: You learn the rules for being a girl ... Marin has always been good at navigating these unspoken guidelines. A star student and editor of the school paper, she dreams of getting into Brown University. Marin's future seems bright--and her young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. Beckett, is always quick to admire her writing and talk books with her. But when Bex takes things too far and comes on to Marin, she's shocked and horrified. Had she somehow led him on? Was it her fault? When Marin works up the courage to tell the administration what happened, no one believes her. She's forced to face Bex in class every day. Except now, he has an ax to grind. But Marin isn't about to back down. She uses the school newspaper to fight back and she starts a feminist book club at school. She finds allies in the most unexpected people, like slutty Gray Kendall, who she'd always dismissed as just another lacrosse bro. As things heat up at school and in her personal life, Marin must figure out how to take back the power and write her own rules.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    Marin knows exactly how her senior year is going to go. She'll crush it as editor of the school paper, impress her passionate young English teacher, and score an acceptance to Brown, her dream school. Everything seems to be going according to plan, too—that English teacher, Mr. Beckett, or Bex, is especially encouraging. He tells Marin her writing is mature, gives her rides, and offers to write her a recommendation to Brown. But when he completely crosses a physical line, a horrified Marin reports it, only to find herself with no support. The administration is reluctant to take action, her boyfriend is hostile, and her best friend thinks she's looking for attention. As Bex retaliates, Marin searches for allies and takes matters into her own hands. Like Jennifer Mathieu's Moxie (2017), this is a blistering look at a girl who, when her eyes are opened by an injustice, reacts by taking action. The ground it covers is well-trod in YA, but it's still needed, and readers will be glad for this take from two powerhouse creators.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Bushnell is the columnist behind the megahit-HBO-show-spawning Sex and the City anthology; Cotugno is a NYT best-selling force. Both know a thing or two about girls on the brink of self-discovery. Together, they'll bring out the crowds. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Teenage girls > Juvenile fiction.
High school students > Juvenile fiction.
High schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Teacher-student relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Student newspapers and periodicals > Juvenile fiction.
Book clubs (Discussion groups) > Juvenile fiction.
Sexism > Juvenile fiction.
Newspapers > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.

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