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The Downstairs Girl, by Stacey Lee

14 reviews

wear_sun_screen's review against another edition

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emotional informative inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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kierscrivener's review

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  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot

3.25

 This is novel about a Chinese girl in 1890s Atlanta who spends her days as a lady's maid and her night's writing an advice column and creating change.

I really loved how this captured era, this was a time of extreme change around the world as women were lobbying for their rights and the world was being thrust into the modern era. I thought the conversation around race and feminism was amazing. Especially the Asian community is erased from many narratives especially historical.

My biggest complaint was that I thought that the supporting characters could use a lot of development and that the climax/end was too easily wrapped up. I would have liked it to be longer and maybe less easy. But that is me falling more on the realism than hopeful side of the spectrum.

Overall, a beautifully written and well developed world without a perfect execution.

If you are looking for diverse historical fiction I would recommend! 

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tesshersh's review

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

a little predictable but all in all a fun read :)

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horationelson's review against another edition

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reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Predictable, but fine enough.

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