The Radical Element by Jessica Spotswood

The Radical Element

A Tyranny of Petticoats #2

Jessica Spotswood with Meg Medina (Contributor), Dhonielle Clayton (Contributor), Mackenzi Lee (Contributor), Dahlia Adler (Contributor), Sara Farizan (Contributor), Anna-Marie McLemore (Contributor), Erin Bowman (Contributor), Stacey Lee (Contributor), Marieke Nijkamp (Contributor), Sarvenaz Tash (Contributor)

320 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction historical short stories young adult hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-paced


In an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections.To respect yourself, to love yourself—should not have to be a radical decision. And...

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inspiring 75%
adventurous 50%
hopeful 25%
informative 25%
lighthearted 25%


medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

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No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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