A School for Unusual Girls

  • Title: A School for Unusual Girls
  • Author: Kathleen Baldwin
  • ISBN: 9780765376015
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
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    About Kathleen Baldwin


    1. Award winning author Kathleen Baldwin loves adventure in books and in real life She taught rock climbing in the Rockies, survival camped in the desert, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, enjoyed way too many classes in college, fell in love at least a dozen times, and married her very own hero They ve raised four free spirited adventurous children.Find about Kathleen on her Website, Newsletter, Twitter, FacebookAwarded 2016 Spirit of Texas, A School for Unusual Girls, is her first historical romance for Young Adults It is a Junior Library Guild selection Publisher s Lunch listed it in their 2015 Young Adult BookBuzz Kansas State NEA Reading Circle gave it a starred review in their 2016 Best of the Best for High Schools licensed it for book fairs, and New York Times Book Review called it enticing from the first sentence Kathleen is also an avid reader and adores the wit and humor of Oscar Wilde, P.G Wodehouse, and Jane Austen Her eclectic reading interests range from Frank Herbert to Meg Cabot, and on to the delightfully imaginative tales of Diana Wynne Jones.


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    1. Please allow me to re post just to greet a friend a happy belated birthday To Aditi, Color me surprised This was a rather amazing read It was quite baffling because the silliness and hilarity of the story reeled me in The language of the book was really infectious and I relish the days I spent speaking this way but now I must stop and revert to my boring, normal language Lol.In my honest opinion, A School for Unusual Girls is a story written to mainly entertain the reader and I completely enjoye [...]

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    2. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsGeorgiana Fitzwilliam YES, just like Fitzwilliam Darcy is an unusual girl.She likes science shudders delicately She also has red hair and freckles in a society that abhors both But it s her love of experiments that is perceived to be the greater of evils whispers Well bred young ladies DO NOT science And when her father s stable and a quarter of a neighboring orchard burns to ash as a direct result of one of said experiments, her parents have had enough.They pack her up a [...]

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    3. And if we burn, you burn with us Suzanne CollinsKathleen Baldwin, an American author, has penned a powerful and riveting historical regency themed story in her book, A School for Unusual Girls that unfolds the story of a young rebellious and an exceptional girl who is a science freak and loves to experiment with chemicals, irrespective of the polite girls in her society who are not allowed to meddle with chemicals, and that is when her parents decide to send her off to a boarding school, like a [...]

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    4. ARC via NetGalleyWhat could have been a cool feminist alt history adventure for YA audiences quickly became a pathetic and overwrought romance of the worst sort The supposed heroine, Georgie, spends the vast majority of the novel lamenting her tragic existence which is burdened with being bright despite being frankly pretty clueless , unattractive she has red hair , and unlovable actually I pretty much agreed with this point by the end She takes the occasional break to assume the worst about eve [...]

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    5. This amazing author included Australia in her giveaway See It s not that difficult Other best selling authors should follow her example Wish me luck

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    6. Read the full review at Please Feed the Bookworm pleasefeedthebookwormThis book was highly enjoyable One part historical fiction, one part espionage in training, it covered some of my very favorite topics Like most tales this was one so relatable since it was laced with truth The quick tempo allowed for me to hardly put it down i love books that I breeze thru yet still really enjoyrious, red headed Georgiana Fitzwilliam, a.k.a Georgie, isn t living up to her parents sky high expectations of what [...]

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    7. This book is a very strange mix and I struggled to be sure about it s target market It s apparently targeted at a teen and YA readership well they may be the correct age but it is both much too young and too old for them It s also infuriating for the type of adult who, as I do, enjoys YA usually.While it initially appears to be following in Gail Carriger s shoes Finishing School that series is witty, thought provoking and challenging with a bright, well balanced heroine This one isn t.I found my [...]

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    8. I received an advance copy of this book for review through Netgalley Rarely have I ever so deeply regretted requesting a book.The story itself does have some charm Georgie is a frightfully intelligent if also clueless teenager She gets into scrapes all the time where she tests a theory without properly considering all of the angles such as when she made her own glider After having caused a devastating fire with one her experiments, her family drops her off at the Stranje School for Unusual Girls [...]

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    9. If you think this sounds interesting, do yourself a favor and read Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger instead, it is far superior.

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    10. 16 year old Georgiana Fitzwilliam is a hopeless case, at least as far as her parents are concerned She d far rather study chemistry and test the laws of physics than go to debutante balls and try to catch a husband an attitude which does not go over well in 1814 England Just as Napoleon has been exiled from France, Georgiana is exiled to Stranje House, a school which promises to whip such incorrigible girls into a condition suitable for return to polite society But of course the school is a lot [...]

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    11. Oh, A School for Unusual Girls, you were made for me, taking out the Regency England, which I ve only read around four or five books, tops, of them But, everything else The characters The romance The humour The cleverness Basically, just all of it It is similar to The Lovegrove Legacy series, although not in plot, but in what makes the book absolutely wonderful, not that it doesn t have its flaws, because it does, but it s that type of book that I don t even care because I adored it.As you can t [...]

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    12. As with almost all other Historical Fiction, A School for Unusual Girls is a book where you either love it or you don t There is no in between I have recently found a love for Historical Fiction but I have come across a few books that I did not like one bit Luckily, I loved this book Georgiana was perfect She was smart and funny and didn t let things like ballgowns and gossip change her I loved that she didn t let society define her She knew the things she enjoyed weren t normal for a young woma [...]

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    13. At a little over 20%, I still have no idea why I d want to read this story The protagonist, Georgie, is supposedly smart, but she has yet to do anything that wasn t either emotional, haphazard, or outright dumb But the thing that bothered me enough to finally put it down is that it has been nothing but a string of random events that aren t tied together by anything resembling a story I finally lost interest when she dropped down a trapdoor while fleeing in a hidden passage, in the dark, and fell [...]

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    14. A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin was a YA historical fiction novel I was curious to read as soon as I heard about it The idea of a book about a group of girls in a school learning everything they would ever need to be a spy for the good of England Now that had me intrigued from the start I was quite happy to find everything I expected to be satisfied in reading the novel.What I was very happy to find out about this novel was that it was historically accurate, as far as my own study [...]

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    15. 3.5 starsI ve been eagerly anticipating A School for Unusual Girls ever since I saw that cover and the Meg Cabot blurb Everything about it screamed Christina catnip, and the cover did not lie A School for Unusual Girls was a delight from start to finish If you like historical fiction about brilliant young ladies and their ships, then this, my friends, is for you.You can count on me to be one hundred percent pro historical fiction about incredibly smart girls training for work as spies Like, yes, [...]

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    16. 3.65 stars Mini review dead tired, proper one tomorrow.Thank you Netgalley for the advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.Hmph for someone who began this book with way too many expectations then disappointment at the beginning then excitment towards the end I surprise myself in realising right at the end of the book that I really want .I had a lot of issues with this book which I m going to bring down to pacing for the moment and also maintaining a regency formal historical [...]

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    17. I see a lot of this is NOT what I expected reviews from other reviewers, and I just feel compelled to mention that it was exactly what I expected it to be Of course I have the small advantage of having read one of Kathleen Baldwin s regular historical romances recently It s not the Finishing School series It s also not meant to be, although they do share some similarities Georgiana is dragged off to a reformatory finishing school by her parents after one of her scientific experiments sets fire t [...]

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    18. A story based in 1814 about girls whose parents think they are unruly and not proper enough to be married In 1814 this was a disgrace for these parents The story follows Georgiana as her parents take her to a school they think to be, basically, a torture chamber to straighten out their daughter Little do they know that this school is only enhancing Georgie s unruly behavior.Usually I stay away from Historical Fiction I tend to not be able to get into the story as much because I feel like I m tak [...]

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    19. I don t give out 5 stars very often, but I adored this book It s Ally Carter s Gallagher Girls series meets Jane Austen era Regency Romance The girls were smart and cunning and used their outsider status to the benefit of King and Country and themselves And what romantic wouldn t adore Sebastian I was provided a copy of the ARC for this book from NetGalley I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out.

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    20. 4 5Full review coming soon.

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    21. I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review, which you see here It s no surprise that this series is being positioned as the successor to Robin LaFevers His Fair Assassins Trilogy A number of the essential characteristics are the same young women from another time in this case Napoleonic Era Europe as opposed to medieval Brittania get involved in politics and international intrigue, with at least a little hint of mysticism It s got the same sort of modern girl power YA v [...]

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    22. Thank you to MACMILLAN TOR FORGE and Netgalley for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.A School for Unusual Girls was such a fun story As Britain is at war, a band of young women are recruited to utilize their special talents to help save king and country I have to admit that this book wasn t what I thought it was going to be I was expecting something a lot darker and serious While it was those things, the humor and romance laced throughout the story gave it a lighter feel.G [...]

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    23. I m not gonna rate this one because even though I m DNFing it around 30% , I m sure it s not a bad book.I only had the feeling it was very teenish and intended for a much younger audience than the usual YA, and therefore not what I wanted to read at the moment.All the mysteries surrounding our MC Georgiana, her presence in this weird school along with the questions, anxieties and dread she has about the situation are handled in a very unsubtle way And by this, I mean there s very little mystery [...]

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    24. This amusing tale posits that inventive or resourceful English girls are packed off to a school to learn to be spies The period is the Napoleonic Wars and society does not approve of girls making wise remarks, experimenting with chemicals or having outrageous adventures So the school is seen as a corrective school by their parents but the girls actually further their experiments and train in lock picking and so on The start is rather vague in that the new girl Georgiana is our heroine and she sp [...]

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    25. DNF 18%I just couldn t do it This book was just so slow and boring Not what I expected AT ALL.

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    26. it felt like Ally Carter s spy girl books but set on the Napoleonic time I enjoyed it even when it was obvious our heroine was a teenage girl, so she was a little too much sometimes I guess I have gotten used to only reading adult HR I did love the friendship betweens the girls and how the are trained to become spies.

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    27. Set in 1814, A School for Unusual Girls is a very elegant book It contains a fearless main character with a quirky personality and a mysterious boarding school that isn t what it seems This book is so exciting and contains so many plot twists that readers will be unable to set the one down A School for Unusual Girls is set in 1814 in England and partially in France All of the historical details in this book seem to be accurate and it is evident that Kathleen Baldwin has done some extensive resea [...]

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    28. I received an advanced copy from the author, but my review is completely my own I really enjoyed this A School for Unusual Girls lives up to it s title it s unusual and unique, with elements of regency, romance, mystery, conspiracy and undercurrents of fantasy We start the journey with Georgie going to Miss Stranje s school against her will Her parents hope this will solve their problem Her mother cannot mold her into being socially gracious Her father never wanted a daughter, let alone a terrib [...]

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    29. 4 stars Meaning I really enjoyed this book but it didn t blow me away knock my socks off I added extra points in as the book really surprised me in what the book was about in a good way and it almost knocked my socks off Everything is very interesting and there was nothing I disliked about the book I quite enjoyed it Because of this I bumped it to 4 stars This book was good I really enjoyed it First of all there was nothing I disliked about A School for Unusual Girls I must say that it was diffe [...]

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