Girl Reviews

Our Girl Reviews showscases blogs that discuss how girls are portrayed in and impacted by books, movies, television shows, live performances, museums and exhibits, games, and products.

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Book Review: Anne of Green Gables

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables

My favourite book growing up was the 1908 Bildungsroman novel Anne of Green Gables by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery. It tells the story of a young orphan girl, named Anne Shirley, who is adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island. They...

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Review: The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Review: The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Some people believe Black girls have secret lives, separate from the versions of their lives governed by adults. They aren’t always secret, but sometimes they are sacred, especially when they create them with other Black girls. In the seventh grade, my middle school...

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Book Review: All These Beautiful Strangers

Book Review: All These Beautiful Strangers

Image from https://www.elizabethklehfoth.com/events I need to start this review by saying that I read a lot of mysteries, I watch a lot of police procedural shows and I listen to true crime podcasts while I work. I say this because the mystery element of the book was...

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Book Review: Educated

Book Review: Educated

Junior Girl Emily Scott reviews the stunning 2018 memoir Educated by Tara Westover about growing up in a survivalist cult.

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Game Review: Animal Crossing

Game Review: Animal Crossing

Junior Girl Kat Kavaliova reviews the popular Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing, which she argues is even more needed during the pandemic.

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Movie Review: Ella Enchanted

Movie Review: Ella Enchanted

Junior Girl Frances Belt reviews the 2004 classic film Ella Enchanted, starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy, and based on the best-selling book.

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TV Review: The X-Files

TV Review: The X-Files

Junior Girl Emily Rawle reviews The X-Files and discusses main character Dana Scully’s character arc throughout the 11-season arc.

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