Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women's Rights Club. They post everything onlinepoems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine's response to the racial macroaggressions she experiencesand soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by online trolls. When things escalate, the principal shuts the club down. Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voicesand those of other young womento be heard....
|Title||:||Watch Us Rise|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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Watch Us Rise Reviews
hot take: books like this make feminism look like a complete joke.
I talked about his book during my worst books of the year video starting at 17:30 - while I wish I could have liked this book, I completely stand by the fact that while this book had good intentions, its portrayal of social justice issues is so tone deaf that the events of the story are more hilarious than empowering.
video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZraAA...
This book totally misses the mark. It is a shallow look into much deeper issues of current feminism. I was so disappointed
Absolutely amazing. One of the greatest takes on feminism - and more importantly, intersectional feminism that I've seen in a very long time. WATCH US RISE has amazing characters, writing, pacing, message, and so much power.
I cannot wait for this to come out next February because I am sure that this will change the YA book community.
Yeah... I didn’t love this. It had its good moments but overall it failed on a lot of levels. Chelsea was unbearable for 90% of the book, she was a feminist... that’s it. She was so one dimensional that I just could not be bothered to care about her. What made her so unbearable was that she never spoke about anything other than feminism. Every topic during every conversation was turned into some form of feminist discussion or not really even a discussion just Chelsea giving you a big monologue. ...more
Y'all, this book was SO FUCKING GOOD. Going into it I was worried it was going to take me a long time to read because it's def not a short book, but I absolutely FLEW through it and fell head over heels for Jasmine & Chelsea's friendship. This is the perfect book for someone who is somewhat new to feminism and wants to read something that will gradually ease them into it. This was so compelling and well written and I JUST LOVED IT A LOT OKAY YOU NEED TO READ IT
(ALSO- the reason I'm rating th ...more
I LOVED THIS BOOK!
Closer to 1.5 stars. THIS BOOK WAS SO DISAPPOINTING. I have a lot to say about it, and my reaction is confounding and complex. But if I could summarize my experience in one phrase: it was friggin exhausting to read.
Set in New York, the book jumps between two perspectives - Jasmine and Chelsea. Jasmine is a plus-size black teenager who loves theatre and writing, and is dealing with a father dying of cancer. On the other hand, her best friend Chelsea is a bubbly white girl with a penchant for poe ...more
Thank you SO much to the publisher for sending me an advance copy in exchange for an honest review!
I'm incredibly grateful that teens will have this book to read this year however I just wasn't the right target audience. A lot of the dialogue is a bit heavy-handed and at times it reads like the authors lifted sentences straight from a dictionary. There was a lot of feminism 101 education going on & sometimes felt like the authors were trying too hard to educate the reader.