Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets [Anthology]

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Authors: Martin Berman-Gorvine, Paige Daniels, George Ebey, Mary Fan, Kimberly G. Giarratano, Valerie Hunter, Evangeline Jennings, Stephen Kozeniewski, Jason Kucharik, Kate Lansing, Tash McAdam, Kate Moretti, Ursula Osborne, Josh Pritchett, Aimie K. Runyan, Davien Thomas, Lisa Toohey, and Leandra Wallace

Length: 382 pages

Released Date: June 2, 2015

Format: E-book

Source: Author

Age Group: Middle Grades, Young Adults

Genres: Fantasy, Sci-fi, Anthology

External Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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This collection of sci-fi stories features brainy young heroines who use their smarts to save the day. Girls who fix robots and construct superhero suits, hack interstellar corporations and build virtual reality platforms. Who experiment with alien chemicals and tinker with time machines. Who defy expectations and tap into their know-how—in the depths of space, or the bounds of dystopia, or the not-too-distant future—to solve despicable crimes, talk to extraterrestrials, and take down powerful villains.

All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.

Brave New Girls is a great sci-fi anthology. Beside the fact that this book is for a great cause – all proceeds go to a scholarship for the Society of Women Engineers, but the concept for the anthology is also very fascinating and unique. I mean, who doesn’t love badass girls who use their brains to do awesome things, right?

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.

I really enjoy this book, and it will definitely be a more than awesome present for my sister on her birthday (until she can read). Love it and totally recommend it!

Rating: 4/5

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