I absolutely loved this book and I’m sure a lot of people will!!! The story is about a 14 year old girl fighting for women’s rights. It is summer 1912 and Mollie and Nora have lots of exciting plans for the suffragette movement.
Phyllis, Mollie’s older sister [who is also a suffragette] isn’t very keen on Mollie and Nora coming to the suffragette meetings. But the girls manage to sneak in in disguises and attend a lot of suffragette events in secret.
But all is not well as Nora’s much disliked cousin comes over to stay at Nora’s house at summer, and to their surprise, she befriends the dog Barnaby, or ‘Menace’ as Mollie nicknames him!
I really loved how the book was written in a series of long letters from Mollie to her penpal Frances. This book had a LOVELY message and showed a lot of GIRL POWER and was very enjoyable to read. It was unbelievable the amount women struggled just to have the right to vote.
I give this book 5 out of 5 and recommend it to readers 11+.
By Sanjana, 6th class, St. Brigid’s School, Haddington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
“Mollie on the March” by Anna Carey is published by O’Brien Press and is now available to purchase.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, O’Brien Press, free of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review