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Literature About Women and Girls

Description: Recommend good books, written by men and women, with realistic female characters (i.e., not stereotyped or one-dimensional). The women characters don't have to be likable as long as they are depicted as real human beings. Please don't remove any books from this list.

Members: 28 participating members (show all)

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4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

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aulsmith (0): I would argue that Scout is trans, not a woman.

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56,920 members, 1,034 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

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aulsmith (0): Except for Elizabeth and Darcy's sister, all the other women are dolts.

sturlington (127): Elizabeth Bennett is one of the great heroines in literature.

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aulsmith (0): This didn't seem that positive to me, but it's been a while since I read it.

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amarie (29): What a great story about a scientist who happens to also be a woman.

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Started by: sturlington (March 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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