December 15, 2017

#BookReview: A Girl Called Fearless (A Girl Called Fearless #1) by @cblinka

A Girl Called Fearless (A Girl Called Fearless, #1)Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Number of Pages: 368
Recommended Age Group: Young Adult
Fiction Genre:
How I Acquired this book: Bookstore
Time it took to read: 24 hours
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Book: Avie Reveare has the normal life of a privileged teen growing up in L.A., at least as normal as any girl's life is these days. After a synthetic hormone in beef killed fifty million American women ten years ago, only young girls, old women, men, and boys are left to pick up the pieces. The death threat is past, but fathers still fear for their daughters' safety, and the Paternalist Movement, begun to "protect" young women, is taking over the choices they make.
Like all her friends, Avie still mourns the loss of her mother, but she's also dreaming about college and love and what she'll make of her life. When her dad "contracts" her to marry a rich, older man to raise money to save his struggling company, her life suddenly narrows to two choices: Be trapped in a marriage with a controlling politician, or run. Her lifelong friend, student revolutionary Yates, urges her to run to freedom across the border to Canada. As their friendship turns to passion, the decision to leave becomes harder and harder. Running away is incredibly dangerous, and it's possible Avie will never see Yates again. But staying could mean death.
From Catherine Linka comes this romantic, thought-provoking, and frighteningly real story, A Girl Called Fearless, about fighting for the most important things in life—freedom and love.

About the Author: Catherine Linka was almost thrown out of boarding school for being “too verbal.” Fortunately, she learned to channel her outspokenness and creative energy into writing. A passionate traveler she loves to visit wild landscapes like Iceland, the Amazon, and the Arctic circle. Catherine has seen 6 types of whales in the wild, and lived her lifelong dream in January when she stood on deck in pajamas and a parka watching a pod of thirty orca in Antarctica's Gerlach Straits. She doesn’t believe in fate, but she did fall in love with her husband on their first date when he laced up her boots, because she had a broken hand. 
Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: The heartbreak when her father sells her to a man twice her age.
Recommend this book? Totally!

Notes and Opinions: The scariest part about this books plot is it could possibly happen to us one day. The rights of women were taken away and they are sold off to the highest bidder. Poor Avie just wants to travel and fall in love. The descriptions are very vivid. It feels like you are there with them.  It's near the end that you see a change in Avie, she starts to become fearless. This book is big on gender equality and I loved that. I'm rooting for some change in the next book!

Go Into This One Knowing: You'll need book 2 right away!

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