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Hello, Hunger Games readalike! I can't believe the female co-protagonist wasn't originally imagined as a girl. Ugh. But at least she is now, she, being 15-year-old aristocratic orphan military prodigy June Isparis, who is charged with hunting down her brother's accused killer, an underground hero, also 15, who goes by the name of Day.
You know I like to read memoirs, and although I'm personally not too keen on the military, perhaps because it's so foreign to me, I'm really interested in what life is like for a woman in the army. Unfortunately this book isn't great at revealing the author's personal experience. Her ability to convey them was possibly affected by her West Point training and subsequent need to maintain a military posture. It's still not a bad read, and its perspective on feminism in the army is well worth exploring.
Part of the irony of our experience was that the women who went to West Point became feminists in deed, even if they rejected feminism in name. We were aggressive, independent, and ambitious; we were not radicals, we weren't challenging authority--but we were fighting inequity. [The book was published in 1990, in case you're wondering.]