Princesses Behaving Badly — Review

January 20, 2014

I received a review copy of Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History — Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie from Quirk Books.

Honestly, I feel like I shouldn’t even have to write a review for this one. Doesn’t the title sell it enough? What’s not to like?

In all seriousness though, this book was great. I found myself rationing stories so that it would last just that little bit longer. It was well-researched and informative, but McRobbie’s telling adds a sassy voice to the tales that’s often missing from other representations of historical royal figures.

The princesses in Princesses Behaving Badly aren’t necessarily the Disney role models á la Mulan or Brave, but they’re still great examples of female strength and leadership.

Just go read it. It’s fun and funny and informative (and it has a kickass title).

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One Response to “Princesses Behaving Badly — Review”

  1. ooooh intrigued I want to read that!

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