Closing date: 12th March 2018
Happy International Women’s Day! To mark such a globally momentous day, celebrated on 08 March, we’ve hand picked four books, featuring some of our favourite heroines, from the Electric Monkey bookshelves for our International Women’s Day competition.
The Exact Opposite of Okay is the hilarious, groundbreaking young adult novel for anyone who’s ever called themselves a feminist . . . and anyone who hasn’t. When explicit photos of Izzy are published online, she tries to laugh it off – but as the daily slut-shaming intensifies, she soon learns the way the world treats teenage girls is the exact opposite of okay.
In I Have No Secrets, fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy. Unable to communicate or move, she relies on her family and carer for everything. She has a sharp brain and inquisitive nature, and knows all sorts of things about everyone. But when she is confronted with this terrible secret, she is utterly powerless to do anything. Though that might be about to change.
Code Name Verity is a bestselling tale of friendship and courage set against the backdrop of World War Two, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. When one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France, she is captured and becomes a prisoner of war. Truth or lies? Honour or betrayal? Everything they’ve ever believed in is put to the test.
Michel Grant’s Front Lines introduces WWII, but not as you remember it. This time the girls aren’t stitching socks for the brave boys at the front. Meet 17-year-old Rio Richlin and her friends Frangie Marr and Rainy Schulterman, three of the newest recruits in the US Armed Forces. They stand shoulder to shoulder with the boys from home as they take on Hitler’s army.