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Dear Miss Sweetie From the founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity betrayal and the meaning of familyBy day seventeen year old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta But by night Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady Dear Miss Sweetie When her column becomes wildly popular she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal Jo must decide whether she a girl used to living in the shadows is ready to step into the light With prose that is witty insightful and at times heartbreaking Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South 55 ⭐ The tricky thing about giving opinions is that sometimes they cost you than you wanted to spend I think it is safe to say that The Downstairs Girl is one of my favorite books of 2019 I first heard about it thanks to Booktube and uickly became obsessed with getting my own copy as soon as it would be released Well it did not disappoint and I really recommend that all of you pick it up because it is absolutely amazing Last year in college I had a class about the History of feminism and it was truly interesting to see uite a lot of elements I had studied in this book the bicycle being revolutionary for example as a way for women to express their freedom I keep saying I really enjoy reading Historical Fiction but I know I don't read enough compared to my FantasyContemporary reading ratio and this book comforted me in the idea that I have to read This book follows Jo Kuan a seventeen year old Chinese American girl who works as a lady's maid by day and who writes anonymously a wildly popular feminist column in 19th century Atlanta Jo lives with her uncle Old Gin after she was abandoned by her parents under the Bells' house In 1890 racism and segregation were at their highest so I will let you imagine what Jo and her uncle have to face every single day and even with Jo being a woman When you think about it this time period isn't so far away from us For sure things have gotten better since the 19th century but we still have a long way to go AnywayJo is an amazing character and I honestly wish I could be like her She's not afraid to speak her mind and uses her pen name Miss Sweetie to express herself in her column giving advice to women Here's one I loved The best way to boost your attractiveness is to accept yourself the way you are which will free your mind to pursue creativity and joy or this one too We are all candles and whether we are single or joined with another does not affect how brightly we can burn Jo is such a good role model She is compassionate deliciously smart and her sense of justice is to root for She will definitely stay with me for a very long time and I believe this book has the potential to be studied in History class I know for sure that I will talk about it with my teacher when I see her because it has so many important elements in it The writing in this book is also exuisite I was completely absorbed by the pages of this book and regretted not having time to sit down and read it all in one sitting To conclude I need all of you to read this book because it is really important whether you enjoy reading Historical Fiction or not but especially if you do It has an amazing feminist main character and does not shy away from exposing the reality of 1890 for POC people Truly an amazing reading experience and I cannot wait to read books by Stacy LeeMy Bookstagram Five shining rebellious upstanding remarkable powerful emotional starsI loved this book because it’s about two things that I love the most Words and changingWORDS are the bridges provide connection between people WORDS could get your feet off the ground and give you the freedom to explain express educate yourselfWORDS are faster and powerful weapons once you used them carelessly it could even take for years to correct your mistake and you could never take them backWords are the models words are the tools words are the boards words are the nails They are chameleons which reflect the color of the environment3 things got my hands glued to this book Those harsh direct honest consisted of truly poured out feelings and opinions seeking out only but only freedom euality were imprinted on my mind A woman character daily a maid and nightly a column writer who is brave enough writing about unconventional provocative race and gender issues freely Elegant beautiful educative amazing writing of the author captivated my heart and soul at the same timeAs Albert Einstein said “The word as we created it is a process of our thinking It cannot be changed without changing of our thinking”So let’s start with the change of our point of views to take a first crucial step for the better version of ourselves and the better world we deserved to live After reading a book with protagonists that did not inspire any reaction in me but one of absolute indifference it felt almost magical to read a story with a character that absolutely popped off the page and claimed her rightful place as the heroine of this book I live for these types of characters with personality strength ambition and a desire for change Jo hasn’t had it easy at all but she’s working hard to support herself survive and make something of herself Historical Fiction is a hit or miss for me because it can be boring than watching a hamster go about its day Since I once had one I can tell you it’s very very boring Luckily instead of incorporating every historical element possible in her story Stacey Lee discussed key subjects that were of great importance to Jo such as poverty race and gender All of which I was able to understand and all of which made me feel invested in this story I also have to mention that Stacey Lee’s writing is absolutely elegant I find that I’ve enjoyed most novels with elegant writing styles that I’ve read because effortless elegance sooths me somehow and makes me receptive to the author’s message Choppy writing makes me pause but elegant writing flows for me and makes me wish there were no commas or period marks to make me pause my reading even if for a single second Jo is unsurprisingly a very engaging heroine Her voice is strong and she is the type of person who would stand out in a crowd if she has something to convey I adored reading her brutally honest letters I wish she were a real person who kept diaries all throughout her life so that I can read them because I’m sure they would be impactful and so so interesting I can’t wait for everyone to read this important story and meet Jo Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’ The Downstairs Girl is a historical YA novel set in Atlanta Georgia in the late 1800'sJo Kuan a seventeen year old Chinese American is living in a basement like an underground tunnel built by abolitionist beneath the local newspaperprinter shop She was a wonderful character relatable genuine smart with a fascinating backstory The way she tackled each day how she overcame new hurdles and followed her own path was rather uplifting She had a clear view of how things were but her I can do attitude was rather charmingThe plot felt relevant and poignant And the story was full of interesting sub plots A heart warming romance A horse race The live of a newspaper columnist The many hurdles that any non Caucasian person had to endure during that period of time What I loved the most was seeing Jo's two lives intertwine How she took what she overheard during the day and turned it into a column that got people talking Also the day to day life in Atlanta during the 1890s Atlanta was wonderfully detailed The historical aspect of the story was well done just enough to make it interesting but not too overwhelmingboring either I'm definitely going to read of the author's work I enjoyed her style of writing as well as how the characters were portrayed All in all I was very happy with this book and I can only recommend the audiobookFind reviews and book recommendations on my blogFind me on Bookstagram rtc 45starsI really liked this This was a book I was highly anticipating this year and it did not disappoint The writing was good the plot was interesting there was hardly a romance and the character focused much on herself and her fam than a boy and it was very interesting reading about a problem in history I’ve read many times before segregation and racism in America but from a different side our main character is a Chinese American and discusses the differences in treatment between herself and white people but also black peopleHighly recommend this to people who enjoy historical fiction I absolutely adored this Reasons to live1 This historical fiction about a badass girl journalist who by day works as maid for the daughter of the wealthiest man in town and by night secretly turns over ideas about race and gender for a newspaper advice column this is the type of badass journalist girl historical fiction I'm here for

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