Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
Reviewed by Connie 8E
I found Things A Bright Girl Can Do was my favourite of the Carnegie Medal shortlisted books. It is a tale of the struggles of women in 1914; all unique perspectives, all with a joint purpose – getting the vote. On the cusp of World War I, we follow Evelyn (an intellectual teen, restricted from university), May (an activist for the suffragists) and Nell (a girl living in poverty who falls in love with the other protagonist May).
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and it was very empowering and immensely illuminating on the hardships women faced in the early 1900s. Personally, I would recommend it to young feminists or simply those looking for an utterly captivating and compelling novel. It is best suited to ages 11 to 14.