21 February 2017

Mini Reseñas: The Spinster Club

I've been delaying this for quite some time...




How Hard Can Love Be? (The Spinster Club#2)

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Genre: UKYA, Contemporaray, Feminism, Romance

I found Amber interesting but didn't really like her? I could understand how she felt annoyed about Kevin running off with her mum to America for two years but Amber was too unreasonable at times: constantly calling him 'bumface' because of his 'bum chin' and refusing to listen to him even though he wasn't that bad.

It was rather ironic that Amber kept complaining about how 'anti-feminist' Melody was with her purposely revealing clothes and provocative dance moves when she kept whinging and witching about her to Whinnie. All she had to do was ignore Melody, dang it!

Amber wasn't all that bad, though. Sometimes she could be witty in a funny way.

"I'm not a cynic," I protested. "I'm a terminal pessimist with an edge of angry realism."
Recommendation: 15+

Content: Crude language, drinking 



What's a Girl Gotta Do?  (Spinster Club #3)

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What I can say is, I definitely prefer Lottie's voice over Amber's - despite me disapproving of her more.

In this book, Lottie embarks on a personal project to call out any sexism she sees for a month.

Honestly, I thought it was a good idea first when Lottie described it but when she actually started doing it... I thought she was bonkers.

I couldn't help but roll my eyes when Lottie complained about how the title 'Mrs' was sexist. Em, Lottie? Have you ever heard about the term 'Ms'? It sounds like 'miss' but it used for single and married females. If you don't like that, use ms

Recommendation: 16+

Content: Kissing, drinking, a sexual scene, swearing



...And a Happy New Year? (The Spinster Club #3.5)


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As expected, things changed.

Amber is still dating her perfect American prom king boyfriend Kyle but unfortunately she has been distant from both Lottie and Evie. She had a secret and planned to tell her friends later on during her New Year party. (unfortunately, Lottie found out Amber was moving to America to go on an Arts school and she went bonkers!)


Let me tell you, when the secrets were out, so were the tears.

Recommendation: 15+

Content: Drinking, crude sayings


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If you actually managed to read all of these, props to you! Thanks for reading and have a nice day :)

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6 comments:

  1. I really liked this series! I do agree that sometimes I found the sexism Lottie was calling out a bit ridiculous. Sometime it's hard to tell what's sexism and what's just normal, like if all your science teachers are male is that sexist or is that just random chance? I think one of the things the book was trying to say is that there's no such thing as a perfect feminist-- even though Amber knows that it's not her job to whine about other girls, she still does it. I haven't read ...And A Happy New Year? yet, although I want to, and I will admit that I really liked Am I Normal Yet? and What's A Girl Gotta Do? more than Amber's book.
    The other thing that frustrated me was how (at least at the end of the 3rd book) all the girls ended up with boys. I kind of wanted it to be a message of 'we don't need boys, at least right now' instead of a 'happy ending must include boyfriend' type thing. Anyway. (Although I really shipped Ollie and Evie. A lot)

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    1. Yeah, I liked this series, too. However, I'm only interested in buying the first book. I thank my library for providing the other copies ^^ Yeah, it's true that there's no such thing as perfect feminism. I'm not actually a feminist but I'm learning about it through videos and books and stuff? I liked how Holly Bourne taught about cognitive dissonance.

      True, it would've been nice if most of them were single in the end. I did read an article on Maximum pop on a conference Holly Smale and Holly Bourne went to and one of them said something about how you can be a feminist and want a boyfriend. That's all very true but still... it wouldn't hurt if someone was single...

      Yes, I understand why you shipped them. They were the only couple in the series I approved of.

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  2. I recall Shar liking this series (she said so on her blog, hahaha) so the previous comment does not surprise me. I'm very curious about this series, so I might end up reading the first book when I have a gap in my TBR, but I'm not sure that I want to read the whole shebang. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Grace!

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    1. Yeah, I found them really good. They taught me a lot about feminism!

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  3. I haven't heard of these yet, thanks for the recs!

    And I think it is definitely difficult with calling out sexism sometimes. Sometimes it's just society being society, and sometimes it really is sexist and no one notices because it's just part of society. I realise that last sentence didn't make any sense but I'm just going to go with it, lol.

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    1. You're welcome!

      I kinda get the last sentence, though. I guess cultural differences also have something to do with that?

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Keep it all clean, man. Well, if you really wanna curse, use minor swear words. And I mean the minorest of minor ones.

"Or what?" you ask in indignation.

"Or else."