Girl: A Novel

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vWhat does it mean to be a girl? In today’s society, it can mean a number of things, but back in Laurence’s life, it meant she was less than a man. She was not approved to do the same things other men in her life did. She had been taught this rule since she was an infant. Laurence’s father always longed for a boy because in Rouen having a girl wasn’t celebrated. Laurence’s father had no interest in raising his two daughters. Her mother was left to do that as she was meant to by societal norms. Laurence was raised within these norms, and then she had kids. Her child grows up and Laurence also grows with her, and accepts her daughter in every way, in a way she wasn’t loved. Camille Laurens wrote beautifully and allowed readers to be opinionated about the characters and really connect with them. Camille captures the audience with the story leaving them with a heartwarming ending. She informs readers with the message that gender does not define your abilities. The way Camille expresses her writing is for a mature audience, the youngest being thirteen years old. This was a great read and would be a great recommendation, for advanced readers. “She overcame everything meant to destroy her” – unknown

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Author Camille Laurens
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Other Press
Publish Date 12-Jul-2022
ISBN 9781635421019
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Issue July 2022
Category Popular Fiction