Fictional heroines have inspired girls for generations and generations as well as amassed their own large fandoms. Their wit, their charm and their ability to come through (and not) the most challenging things has even proven helpful in helping some of us soldier through as we learn from their fictional examples that at times prove painfully true in reality. Samantha Ellis takes readers to reexamine their roles and shed a different light on some the world’s favorite characters.
Like a lot of things it started out good, but then quickly took a downward spiral. A few pages in I was sensing some of the things to come, but good grief, I never expected it to get so raunchy. This could have been a good book – if quite a few pages shorter – if the cynicism and inappropriate had not been brought into the book. But it completely ruined it for me. I got a little more than halfway through the book when I finally had to call it quits because it was making me feel very dirty. Which is a shame. It had a cute cover, a clever title and the idea behind the book was really good. Unfortunately it is not something I can recommend.
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