Now, gender is something that I feel quite passionately about, and today I'm going to be taking you back to a time of the Suffragettes. Men, please do not take this post personally, it is just a general subject!
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On that subject, I recently read a book called Suffragette by the My Story series - a set of books all about historic events. But taken from a fictional character's point of view, diary-style.
Suffragette is about Dollie. A poor young girl, growing up in horrendous conditions. But when a wealthy and kind women comes along and agrees to care for Dollie, her life changes. She snaps into reality and what's really going on in the world. And that's the suffrage movement. Women all across the country are joining for this, and soon Dollie's signing up herself, against her guardian's wishes. But, as the force gets bigger and stronger, Dollie needs to stop and think about how far she'll go for the vote.
This period in time is my favourite, the most interesting and intriguing, so this book grabbed me from the start, characters being well-described and written. My favourite was of course Dollie, as I loved seeing how she developed and became braver as the book went on. Also, it was extremely realistic and heartwarming, amazing to think people actually did this for the vote. I thouroughly recommend this story, and the rest of the series to everyone and anyone aged 9 and over, especially history lovers.
So, to celebrate what's left of International Women's Day, grab this book and read, read, read...