Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

33281117Kate, a quiet boarder, making some risky choices to pursue the experimental music she loves.

Clem, shrugging off her old swim-team persona, exploring her first sexual relationship, and trying to keep her annoying twin, Iris, at arm’s length.

Ady, grappling with a chaotic family, and wondering who her real friends are; she’s not the confident A-lister she appears to be.

When St Hilda’s establishes a Year 10 Wellness Program in response to the era of cyber-bullying, the three girls are thrown together and an unlikely friendship is sparked. One thing they have in common: each is targeted by PSST, a site devoted to gossip and slander that must have a source within St Hilda’s.
Who can you trust when rumour is the new truth?

Take Three Girls is full of Feminism, female friendship, family, online bullying, wellness, misogyny, kissing, and highschool.  

Take Three Girls is a book that made my heart so happy whilst dealing with some real issues. I saw so much of my own highschool in this story and while it was enraging to see all the online bullying and slut shaming it’s all unfortunately just apart of highschool. It would be cool if everyone was nice and educated but it takes time, and perhaps it takes three girls to change the ways things are, even for a little bit.

Three Girls who seemingly only have the same school in common are forced to buddy up for Wellness class based on the size of their thumbs and not much else. One a star swimmer who doesn’t want to swim, another an A+ student looking for a scholarship and faced with giving up her passion of music to pursue a career of medicine, the third a popular girl sick of the hate and slander and feeling the weight of her family press down on her shoulders.

Kate: A country girl living in the dorms of school, A+ student working hard for a scholarship to ease some financial pressure off her parents she knows the safe route is to study hard and get into medical school but her hearts drawn to music, faced with a solid career path or to follow her passion she’s torn. Kate is soft, nice, and an all round amazing human who I’d love to be friends with.

Clem: A twin without the super close relationship that is assumed comes with all twins, known for her swimming talents everyone has set expectations of her and she’s sick of them. Clem was one of my favourite characters dealing with the unknowns of what she really wants to do with life, she’s sex positive as well as having self-image issues stemmed from idealistic body standards and bullying. She’s rash but her journey and character arc was my favourite.

Ady: A kick ass girl whose a marshmallow under it all. Ady isn’t the best student, doesn’t have the nicest of friends and can be a bitch with the rest of them but aren’t we all. Ady’s family is falling apart, she’s sick of her boyfriend, wants more out of her friend group, and has amazing dreams, she just needs a jump to kickstart the rest of her life.

It’s so hard to put these three character’s story into a review, there is just so much depth to each and every one of the characters I want to include all 400 pages of awesomeness so you can see for yourselves. I can’t wait for everyone to read about them and fall in love with them as much as I did.

This story is essentially about the power of friendship, the support of teens, and kicking misogynist asses, also kissing.

If you’re looking for three kick ass unlikely friends all with different dreams and aspirations just within their grasp, lifting each other up to reach them then this is the book for you.

Hey even if you’re just looking for some soft boys and a swoon worthy w/w relationship Take Three Girls is it.

4/5 stars

Have you read this? Is it on your TBR? Which other YA books have you read with great female friendships and feminist themes? 

I’d like to thank Pan mac for allowing me an early copy in exchange for an honest review and letting me be on the blog tour with all of these amazing people. 

Buy it here

Check out all the other amazing bloggers on the tour and their thoughts!

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8 thoughts on “Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

  1. I am so glad you enjoyed this Casey! I loved the message like you said and I loved how it completely focused on friendship, which was so special and lovely to see. The only complain I have for this book is it was long and the start was a little slow and hard to get into but once I got past that point, I really enjoyed it!

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    1. I think a heap of peoples mail complaint has been the slow start and it is rather chunky hey! I’ve had my mind in chunky fantasies lately so this was perfect for me xD I loved how unique the voices and situations were and all the friendship 😀

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  2. Wasn’t it incredible! I love girls kicking ass against the odds. It’s one of the few books I’ve found in young adult that tackles the toxic culture that plagues online communities and considering so many teens share their lives online, I wish more authors would tackle similar situations. Took me a while to get into though and the beginning dragged a little but ended up really enjoying it. Great review Casey, so glad you enjoyed it ❤

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    1. YES I request all the girls kickass and supporting each other 😀 It tackles it so well, our high school actually had a site like the one in the book and it was gross and shut down constantly but it’s hard for schools to keep track when you can just make a new site in a few minutes 😦
      I loved all these girls stories and struggles and the ending was fitting and satisfying, thank ya Kells ❤

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