Review: What’s A Girl Gotta Do by Holly Bourne


It’s taken me a while to read this book because I put it on my birthday list which meant I couldn’t buy it just in case anyone bought it for me… It was a painful month but finally my birthday arrived and my Mom had bought it for me, YAY! I started reading and found it difficult to put it back down.

So ‘What’s a Girl Gotta Do’ is the third book in Bourne’s Spinster Club Series and this time it’s told from the point of view of Lottie. After being harassed on her way to college one morning Lottie decides enough is enough and decides to start her own feminism project where she points out everything sexist for an entire month, filming her journey along the way. As the project goes viral, Lottie finds herself attacked by online trolls who either miss the point entirely or just don’t care. Is this project worth risking her sanity for?


I loved the first two books in the Spinster series and ‘What’s a Girl Gotta Do’ was even better! I’m a massive feminist so a lot of the topics really hit home because I imagine we’ve all seen the kind of thing Lottie has to go through over and over again whether it’s in real life or the internet. I loved that Lottie tried to make the whole thing funny; there were so many bits that made laugh out loud. My favourite was when Lottie threw the cream pie and her, Evie and Amber ran off down the hallways while Evie sang ‘we could’ve been anything we wanted to be’.

This book is also infuriating though because of the way most people react to Lottie’s feminism project and it’s sadly accurate to how most people would be. The most infuriating character to read about had to be Teddy. Teddy is your typical, everyday fuckboy and I couldn’t stand him. Bourne really did a great job of making him unlikable.


As with most YA novels, there was an element of romance. However, as I mentioned in my ‘How Hard Can Love Be’ review, Bourne doesn’t just focus on romance and only romance and it makes it far more pleasant to read about. Romance can be cute but not when the main character literally has an obsession with her romantic interest. That’s what I love about Holly Bourne’s books, we can focus on other things and still have time for a bit of a cheeky romance on the side that isn’t forced or creepy to read about!

Overall, I recommend this book to all of you, it’s a must read for everyone. Even if you’re a diehard feminist or don’t know much about it, this book is perfect for you. It’s hilariously funny but also despairingly sad at the same time, it’s a win-win. Go and buy a copy!


2 thoughts on “Review: What’s A Girl Gotta Do by Holly Bourne

    • I know, I’ve just recently started Soulmates ‘cos it’s the only one I haven’t read by her so far – it’s a bit early to be forming an opinion of it but I trust her to be honest 😉 Thanks so much, I’m glad you liked it 😀 Did you start reading The List? 🙂

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