By SAMAMA, Aug 4 2020 07:23PM
This is the first time I ever became a fan of an 8 year old badass girl who hit bullies with her metal lunch box for trying to look under her skirt and clobbered guys for bullying other girls – ladies and gentlemen, this little girl was from the 1950’s, and she was hilarious.
At many points, it felt like the child version of me was talking in the book ‘Life Lessons & Tales of Misfit’. “I just couldn’t see the point in taking a nap, isn’t that what sleeping at night was for?” - exactly me all the time until I turned 12 and my studies hit me like a stone. This book, in an adorable way, made me feel that it’s okay to be different. It made me wish I had read this book when I was younger.
I grew up in a house full of boys so my Tom boyish ways were never frowned upon as I was happy with the boyish toys we already had at home, I loved wearing my brothers’ childhood clothes, and loved watching WWE wrestling and Top Gear with them, although I’d still go ecstatic for clothes with pictures of Barbie on them. While my tom boyishness weren’t frowned upon by my family, it surely was by the society. They’d tell me to wear more girly clothes, sit like a girl (???) and talk softly – like a girl. I’d go to my family and tell them all this, and they’d soothe me in a way that now, as a grown-up, I feel nothing but amused when people tell me how to act like a proper, decent girl.
It’s the first time in a long time I didn’t want a book to end. Every childhood issues were described in the cutest ways for children to learn and understand easily. This book taught us that life isn’t what it always seems and its okay – it’s okay to be different. I can’t wait for the second part of this book to come out!
5/5 stars for the adorable children’s book.