Fun. That’s how I’d describe this book. A whole lot of adventurous, girl-power fun. It’s not unlike Charlie’s Angels, if Charlie’s Angels happened to take place in a steampunk Victorian England. But this book one-ups even the Angels, since the Friday Society girls handle their own mystery solving rather than relying on a man to give them directions. And that’s kinda the point of this book—the three girls, who are assistants to famous men in their day-to-day lives, don’t need men to make their pl
I loved The Friday Society. In fact, I have no complaints about the book. Towards the middle of the book, I was beginning to wonder why the title was The Friday Society. By the end of the book, it is revealed why the book is named that. I loved the author’s witty sense of humor. There wasn’t a chapter where I wasn’t chuckling, if not full out laughing, at least once. Normally in books I can’t stand it when the character’s perspectives are switching every chapter. However, it seemed to work reall
One thing that I really liked about this book was that Kress didn’t go for the obvious choice of making the men that the girls work for to be abusive monsters. Cora used to be a street kid, but since being employed by Lord White, she has been educated, housed and cared for, and he values her work both in the lab and managing his life. He perhaps doesn’t say it as often as he should, but he genuinely treats her well. The same thing happens with Nellie’s relationship with the Great Raheem–she used
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