Review: Book: Rebel Girls- Elizabeth Keenen


Title: Rebel Girls

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Elizabeth Keenen

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Genre: YA

Page Count: 432 Pages


Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Rebel Girls

Link to Goodreads: Rebel Girls

Release Date: September 10, 2019

How I Got the Book: ARC Copy

Summary of the Book:

It’s 1992, and there’s a rumor spreading in Baton Rouge…

When it comes to being social, Athena Graves is far more comfortable creating a mixtape playlist than she is talking to cute boys—or anyone, for that matter. Plus her staunchly feminist views and love of punk rock aren’t exactly mainstream at St. Ann’s, her conservative Catholic high school.

Then a malicious rumor starts spreading through the halls…a rumor that her popular, pretty, pro-life sister had an abortion over the summer. A rumor that has the power to not only hurt Helen, but possibly see her expelled.

Despite their wildly contrasting views, Athena, Helen and their friends must find a way to convince the student body and the administration that it doesn’t matter what Helen did or didn’t do…even if their riot grrrl protests result in the expulsion of their entire rebel girl gang.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is a strongly written YA novel about sisterhood, values, and coming together. Athena and her sister Helen are raised by their single father. They do spend the summers with their mother.  There is a rumoring going around their Catholic school that Helen had an abortion over the summer. So a group gather together to defend Helen regardless of what she did or did not do.  The characters are all over the chrart on their beliefs on the issues addressed in this book and pretty much keep to those beliefs throughout the book even after they gathered together.  It was a very intense and made me think over some things.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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