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Review: Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner

Six Angry Girls is sheer perfection. It is one of those books that fell into my lap at the exact moment I needed it to. The world has seemed a little disheartening recently and Six Angry Girls reminds me of the hope and possibility. Find out all the reasons I loved Six Angry Girls in this book review!


Raina Petree is crushing her senior year, until her boyfriend dumps her, the drama club (basically) dumps her, the college of her dreams slips away, and her arch-nemesis triumphs.

Things aren’t much better for Millie Goodwin. Her father treats her like a servant, and the all-boy Mock Trial team votes her out, even after she spent the last three years helping to build its success.

But then, an advice columnist unexpectedly helps Raina find new purpose in a pair of knitting needles and a politically active local yarn store. This leads to an unlikely meeting in the girls’ bathroom, where Raina inspires Millie to start a rival team. The two join together and recruit four other angry girls to not only take on Mock Trial, but to smash the patriarchy in the process.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Six Angry Girls is for everyone who needs to find a little hope. Who loves queer girls, the power of standing up to the patriarchy, and friendship. It’s a story that left me with such a supreme sense of satisfaction all around. I love Six Angry Girls from every angle. It’s a book that celebrates knitting out of resistance, which is awesome enough, but it also celebrates fighting for change and the radical action of happiness.

Six Reasons I Love This Book

  1. I love ALL the angry girls. But seriously, all the characters in this book can have my whole heart. They are full of laughter, life, and ambition,. At the same time, I also love how queer and diverse they were – shout out to the asexual representation!
  2. It’s a story about fighting back in whatever way we can. If that means knitting, if that means speaking out, if that means making our own spaces of happiness. Six Angry Girls celebrates it all.
  3. Millie felt SO relatable to me. Not only her intense planning and the way she feels the weight of the responsibility, but also her passion. That feeling of being overlooked, despite all your work.
  4. The story was a perfect balance of character growth and action. I loved the little developments as well as the gigantic moments. It made me read this entire book in one sitting.
  5. While some of the adults in this book I despise, I love that Millie and Raina are able to find some caring and political adults. Yes I have some notes that are like – why are some men like this – but at the same time there are some wonderfully sex positive figures and those who are just generally awesome.
  6. Six Angry Girls felt incredibly timely and raw without being a book that brought back all the bad memories. It is a book of hope. Tackling some very real to life political moments, it manages to explore joy, loss, perseverance, and victory.

Find Six Angry Girls on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


What is your favorite political YA? I also loved Yes, No, Maybe So!!

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