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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: 32 participating members (show all)

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4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

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60,809 members, 1,092 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 (24): Elizabeth Bennett is one of the great heroines in literature.

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26,967 members, 297 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

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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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7,833 members, 75 reviews
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6,704 members, 97 reviews
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37,942 members, 548 reviews
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14,959 members, 453 reviews
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10,716 members, 166 reviews
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10,709 members, 244 reviews
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10,328 members, 242 reviews
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7,646 members, 127 reviews
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25,049 members, 867 reviews
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10,999 members, 593 reviews
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10,668 members, 244 reviews
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22,120 members, 440 reviews
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17,393 members, 791 reviews
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15,617 members, 273 reviews
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28,221 members, 612 reviews
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About this list

Started by: sturlington (March 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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