Rules for being a girl / Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: It starts before you can even remember: You learn the rules for being a girl ... Marin has always been good at navigating these unspoken guidelines. A star student and editor of the school paper, she dreams of getting into Brown University. Marin's future seems bright--and her young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. Beckett, is always quick to admire her writing and talk books with her. But when Bex takes things too far and comes on to Marin, she's shocked and horrified. Had she somehow led him on? Was it her fault? When Marin works up the courage to tell the administration what happened, no one believes her. She's forced to face Bex in class every day. Except now, he has an ax to grind. But Marin isn't about to back down. She uses the school newspaper to fight back and she starts a feminist book club at school. She finds allies in the most unexpected people, like slutty Gray Kendall, who she'd always dismissed as just another lacrosse bro. As things heat up at school and in her personal life, Marin must figure out how to take back the power and write her own rules.
    • ISBN:
      9780062803375
      0062803379
    • Accession Number:
      2019948010
    • Accession Number:
      on1142794748
      1142794748
    • Accession Number:
      fay.706470
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BUSHNELL, C.; COTUGNO, K. Rules for being a girl. First edition. [s. l.]: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020. ISBN 9780062803375. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706470. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bushnell C, Cotugno K. Rules for Being a Girl. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2020. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706470
    • APA:
      Bushnell, C., & Cotugno, K. (2020). Rules for being a girl (First edition.). Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bushnell, Candace, and Katie Cotugno. 2020. Rules for Being a Girl. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706470.
    • Harvard:
      Bushnell, C. and Cotugno, K. (2020) Rules for being a girl. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706470 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bushnell, C & Cotugno, K 2020, Rules for being a girl, First edition., Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bushnell, Candace, and Katie Cotugno. Rules for Being a Girl. First edition., Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706470.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bushnell, Candace, and Katie Cotugno. Rules for Being a Girl. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706470.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bushnell C, Cotugno K. Rules for being a girl [Internet]. First edition. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706470

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2

Marin knows exactly how her senior year is going to go. She'll crush it as editor of the school paper, impress her passionate young English teacher, and score an acceptance to Brown, her dream school. Everything seems to be going according to plan, too—that English teacher, Mr. Beckett, or Bex, is especially encouraging. He tells Marin her writing is mature, gives her rides, and offers to write her a recommendation to Brown. But when he completely crosses a physical line, a horrified Marin reports it, only to find herself with no support. The administration is reluctant to take action, her boyfriend is hostile, and her best friend thinks she's looking for attention. As Bex retaliates, Marin searches for allies and takes matters into her own hands. Like Jennifer Mathieu's Moxie (2017), this is a blistering look at a girl who, when her eyes are opened by an injustice, reacts by taking action. The ground it covers is well-trod in YA, but it's still needed, and readers will be glad for this take from two powerhouse creators.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Bushnell is the columnist behind the megahit-HBO-show-spawning Sex and the City anthology; Cotugno is a NYT best-selling force. Both know a thing or two about girls on the brink of self-discovery. Together, they'll bring out the crowds. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 February #2

Authors Bushnell (Sex in the City for adults) and Cotugno (99 Days) team up in this novel about a young woman facing assault and sexist power dynamics in a post-#MeToo era. Best friends Chloe and Marin share a crush on their high school English teacher, Mr. Beckett, who's also their advisor on the school paper, where the girls are coeditors. When Bex, as he's known, moves from being friendly with Marin to kissing her, she isn't sure where to turn; Chloe questions Marin's account entirely, advising her not to ruin Bex's life by telling. When Marin writes an editorial about double standards, Bex warns her of "blowback," which she promptly receives, called "some crazy feminist" by her boyfriend. As Marin becomes more aware of problematic issues at her largely white school, including a sexist dress code and an all-white, all-male reading list, Bex threateningly gives her the first D grade of her life, and she decides that it's time to report him, prompting gossip and ridicule—and disbelief from the school board. The authors write a convincing teen exploring the complex, frequently sexist social norms that girls and women navigate daily. Ages 13–up. (Apr.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2020 February #2

Authors Bushnell (Sex in the City for adults) and Cotugno (99 Days) team up in this novel about a young woman facing assault and sexist power dynamics in a post-#MeToo era. Best friends Chloe and Marin share a crush on their high school English teacher, Mr. Beckett, who's also their advisor on the school paper, where the girls are coeditors. When Bex, as he's known, moves from being friendly with Marin to kissing her, she isn't sure where to turn; Chloe questions Marin's account entirely, advising her not to ruin Bex's life by telling. When Marin writes an editorial about double standards, Bex warns her of "blowback," which she promptly receives, called "some crazy feminist" by her boyfriend. As Marin becomes more aware of problematic issues at her largely white school, including a sexist dress code and an all-white, all-male reading list, Bex threateningly gives her the first D grade of her life, and she decides that it's time to report him, prompting gossip and ridicule—and disbelief from the school board. The authors write a convincing teen exploring the complex, frequently sexist social norms that girls and women navigate daily. Ages 13–up. (Apr.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.