What people are saying about Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets
A wonderful fascinating, dynamic read of science fiction and futuristic concept, ideas and artistic wonderment of the imagination... A brilliant collection of short stories by a group of very talented writers. Each one of the writers are able to grab a hold of the reader, and give them a journey like no other. A fantastic read of science fiction, science, and is, a scientific, exploratory of sophisticated character driven situations... I absolutely love this... This is something that I could see myself returning to quite often. ...[A] must read, must experience, must own unique young adult collection of fresh, new and talented voices. Imaginative. Fresh. Brilliantly Written.
Could it be? Could there actually be a book out there that shows off intelligent girls saving the day? My mind has been blown! For too long Young Adult fiction has been all about shy naive girls who only find completion when they get a boyfriend. But no more! Here we have this cute anthology that seeks so show our future female engineers, inventors, programmers, etc. that they’re allowed to dream of bigger and better future. Did I also mention that proceed from sales will be donated to a scholarship fund through The Society of Women Engineers?
I am happy to report that as I read, each story was better than the last. A truly well written assortment of quality writers that spoke to me as a current STEM student myself.
Readers will not be disappointed as robots, hackers, aliens and interstellar space travel fill these pages.
Need a quick read in-between classes? Or looking for something inspiring and fun? I highly recommend this collection.
From robots, mars rovers to time machines, this book is sure to have something in it that everyone can enjoy. There are several different stories by many different authors and I truly enjoyed each story that I read.
Let me tell you this — wow. There was not one story I did not like. I may even begin to look at anthologies and short stories more favorably on the whole because of BRAVE NEW GIRLS. They are perfect bite-sized tales that I can devour in very little time, and yet feel satisfied. These stories are a lot like a Snickers Bar. I mean –how can someone NOT like that?
Overall, Brave New Girls is a great book. As an anthology, Of course not every story is as great as the other. But if Brave New Girls’ stories are good, then they would be way over the roof kind of good. Not only this book points out the fact that girls can be as good as (I mean “better than”) boys, the book itself is awesome! “Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.” Way to go girls! And the way each author puts their characters through challenges after challenges, and how those characters develop and change themselves throughout the story, that is very amazing.
Each story in this book has its own very unique little background detail, which I found absolutely captivating. A girl with two fathers, friendship challenges, cheated in school’s science fair, etc. I mean, how awesome the stories are to delicately reflect normal life issues, right? And beside, I love love love the fact that each story has its own cover and illustrations, and those are really cool! It gives the readers the feeling they are reading each individual book itself.
Overall, the the quality of the writing was very good... The stories showcased their characters' abilities to use their brains to solve problems, and that's the kind of science fiction I especially enjoy reading.
So this is a collection of short stories and it's really awesome because they're all about badass girls. What's better than sci-fi settings and badass girls? Nothing I tell you! I had to read this because of the premise, I mean did you see the description? "Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more." Yes, let's.
What a fantastic concept for an anthology. A book that highlights a diverse group of intelligent young heroines is sure to be a hit among youngsters and adults... I would recommend this book for teens and lovers of YA Sci-Fi. Brilliantly empowering!