Activist (Paperback)
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Activist (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 13/10/2022
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When a heartbreaking testimony appears on an anonymous website, it's easier for Cassie's prestigious school to dismiss the accusations than to face the truth: that this is a place where the students aren't safe. As more survivors speak out, Cassie and her friends realise that they must take the situation into their own hands if they want anything to change, no matter the consequences.

Cassie goes to a prestigious academic school where girls have only just been admitted after decades of it being single-sex. When a female student from the school anonymously posts about the sexual abuse she has suffered and the school does not act properly, Cassie knows that she needs to take matters into her own hands. She and her friends prepare for battle - with a strike, an assembly, as well as outside school spending their weekends protesting to save the woodland from development. But will her activism only make things worse, or will she succeed in righting the wrongs that so many choose to ignore? And could there be a more personal reason for her behaviour?

A powerful, timely verse novel about the need to act and stand up for what's right.

Publisher: Guppy Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781913101749
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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A raw, unflinching verse novel for 14+ filled with white-hot, justified rage - Guardian

There is disillusionment and frustration alongside the desire to improve the world, and an awareness that speaking up is often punished. Yet even if silence is more tempting, Reid reminds us, it is dangerous in its own way; "silence is / a sea of drowning / girls." An angry, yet hopeful, call-to-arms. - Irish Times

Activist achieves the perfect balance between heartbreak and hope in a compulsive and beautifully written story. I want girls to read this, I want boys to read it. I want it to be required reading for teachers, heads and parents everywhere! - Teri Terry, author

I devoured every word in an evening, the power of it resonating in my core. It left me trembling. - Kathryn Evans, YA author

I cannot wait to get this incredible and inspiring book into the hands of young people. Louisa Reid writes with such poetic beauty and yet there is a raw power to the words too. Just stunning! - King’s Chester School Librarian

Powerful and passionate, Activist embraces the fury of young women who refuse to be silenced. An anthem to raising your voice, to standing your ground and to the friends who help you find hope where none seemed possible. Exquisite. - Amy Beashel, author

Strong, heartfelt and oh so powerful...Louisa's ability to play with language, to write so succinctly with such depth is wonderful. - Emma Perry, author

Raw and heart-rending, inspirational and hopeful, Louisa Reid's Activist is a beautiful, vital book with the power to help readers mend, make readers mad, and make readers rise. An empowering novel-in-verse about speaking up and refusing to be kept down by the individuals and institutions that perpetuate misogyny. - Lovereading

An insightful yet gritty look into the day-to-day problems women face, this is a must-read for all. - The Sun

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“Great Read!”

Thank you to Louisa for this review copy, having previously read The Poet by Louisa I started this teen / ya book with high expectations, and I am very pleased to report back that I loved it.
I am a big fan of Lousie... More

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“A timely, excellent read.”

Wow! Phenomenal. I really felt the frustration of these girls, the way that no matter what routes they took to spread their message, they kept coming up against brick wall after brick wall. I also felt the story lent... More

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“Powerful and Necessary”

Another powerful verse novel by Louisa Reid. Lyrical prose is juxtaposed with raw emotion and grit to create a necessary and uplifting read that shows the power of friendship and teenage resoluteness.

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