What Every Girl Should Know by J. Albert Mann is not the book that I was expecting it to be, but I have to say that I’m incredibly glad that it isn’t. Where I was imagining a novel about some fictional character who perhaps wouldn’t really matter all that much to me by the end of the book. I was expecting a decent novel that, while fun to read, I probably would never return to if I did decide to add it to my TBR. What I got, instead, was the story of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. And while I have not read this book yet nor gotten my hands on a copy, and I want nothing more than to do so this very instant. The book, of course, is a fictionalized account of Sanger’s story, so while it is researched and adapted it is not exactly what happened. I find this to be a thoroughly fascinating way of telling a historical story and I cannot wait to get a chance to read it.
I think this book opens up a lot of potential and my hope is that it will reach that. I’ve always been a strong supporter of choice and to read a novel about the woman who fought so much to give us that is an amazing opportunity. Whether or not this book truly does live up to its potential is something I will have to determine in the future, though reviews for the book that have already been written have given me a bit of insight into how the book is and what I should expect. I’m excited to experience the novel for myself and share my thoughts with you all in the future. I can’t wait.
What are your thoughts on this book? Do you think you’ll be adding it to your TBR? Will you skip it? Let me know in the comments!