ARC Review: Girls for the Vote by Linda Newbery

When thirteen-year-old Polly befriends two suffragettes in the top floor flat at 6 Chelsea Walk, she finds herself questioning the views of those around her. The Votes for Women campaign strikes a chord with Polly and she becomes determined to join the suffragettes’ protest march, even if it means clashing with her family…

A perfect blend of history and story-telling, illuminating women’s place in history and introducing this to today’s readers.

Disclaimer: I was provided with an ARC by US Borne YA in exchange for an honest review. However, all the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

This is a middle grade novel – one novel that I definitely plan on keeping as a keepsake to pass on to my own child(ren) one day!  

It is a book that is written simply but the author has done a brilliant job of actually having a young girl as a protagonist and using her to show that there are different ways of looking at the world than what she was being taught – that we don’t need to keep our minds closed off to new thoughts, opinions and feelings; rather we should be able to take the opportunity to study the ones different from our own, and keep an open mind!

More than this, we should be strong enough to speak up when we believe that there is something wrong happening in this world – that when injustices happen, when we see one human being treated unfairly, it is our duty and responsibility to make sure that it doesn’t happen again – even if it is the norm of our life.

Girls For Vote is a book that everyone needs to read. Especially in our current scenario – where injustices and discrimination seems to be the norm of life!  

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5


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