Girl Mans Up, by M-E Girard

  Girl Mans Up , by M-E Girard

Girl Mans Up, by M-E Girard

From my Kirkus column about Girl Mans Up, by M-E Girard:

She looks at friends growing up and growing apart, at friendships that are more about habit than mutual trust and affection, at friendships ending and friendships renewed. She looks at the power dynamics within groups of friends and at jealousy. She looks at hypocrisy and honesty, at playing games with one another versus being straightforward, and she looks at fear. She looks at how respect and loyalty don’t work if they’re only coming from one direction. And she very much looks at expectations and assumptions based on gender, and at the difficulties and pressures that come from society’s need to jam everyone into a neat and tidy binary system