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.

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts about these reviews.  If you would like to submit a review, send us an email with your name, country, and a 250-750 word review discussing how that media, museum exhibit, or product portrays and impacts girls.

Film Review: Clueless

Junior Girl Jessica Eykel reviews cult classic film, Clueless, and talks about the twenty-year-old film’s portrayals of girlhood.

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Teen Dramas: Dirty Dancing

Teen movies are not a modern idea; they have been around for decades. As with any genre of film the best era is always subjective. However, people tend to choose the decade when they were a teenager as the best,the characters being most relatable. Today, with...

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Film Review: All About Eve

Junior Girl Sophie Small reviews the classic film All About Eve and talks about the treatment of girls and women in the media, in the 1950s and in 2018.

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Book Review: Forgotten Country

Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung, a novel that delves into sibling relationships and the bonds between sisters.

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Book Review: A Murder for Her Majesty

Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews one of her favorite childhood books, A Murder for Her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner and talks about its heroine’s journey in Elizabethan England.

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Film Review: Pan’s Labyrinth

Junior Girl Lydia Henning reviews Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and specifically talks about the girl protagonist in the film, Ofelia.

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Teen Dramas: Riverdale: Chapter Three – Body Double

The TV show Riverdale debuted in 2017, and is based on characters from Archie Comics. The show has a mystery element to it with the murder of Jason Blossom in the first episode. While the characters try to figure out who is responsible they also have their own issues...

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Book Review: 1001 Cranes

Associate Editor Sage Daugherty reviews 1001 Cranes by Naomi Hirahara, about a Japanese-American girl named Angela and her eventful, cultural summer spent with her grandparents in Los Angeles.

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TV Review: Friends

Junior Girl Hannah Kelly revisits one of her favorite TV series, Friends, and talks about the societal and gender role shift pertaining to girls, from the 1990s to today.

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Book Review: The Secret Garden

Junior Girl Sophia Lee talks about one of the beloved books from her childhood, The Secret Garden, and its strong female protagonist, Mary Lennox.

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TV Review: Santa Clarita Diet

*SPOILERS THROUGHOUT* I finished watching (read: binge watching) Santa Clarita Diet this weekend, and had to write about the unsung hero, Abby Hammond. The new Netflix-original series tells the story of Sheila and Joel Hammond, married realtors raising their teenage...

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Film Review: The Shallows

Junior Boy Jake Goforth reviews The Shallows, a horror movie about one girl’s struggle for survival in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

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Book Review: Milly-Molly-Mandy

About ten years ago I was browsing in a bookshop and I came across a book I had long since forgotten about. I couldn’t resist opening it up to see if this modern publication was the same as the book that I remembered from my childhood. The book was Milly-Molly-Mandy...

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Review: Nancy Drew

Back in my school days when we couldn’t order books off the Internet, one way for young students to have access to reading materials outside of the general bookstore or school library in New Zealand was the monthly catalogue Scholastic. Here is where I picked up my...

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