Sexism

The Scorpio Races: Girl Power

Peg Gratton (Stiefvater 252)

Although the book flap makes it sound like Puck got into the Scorpio Races really easily, it actually wasn’t the case. She had so many obstacles facing her throughout the book. Not only did she struggle economically to pay for high-quality feed for her horse and for the mortgage on her house, but she also had to deal with how her brother was leaving. She doesn’t exactly deal with her problems in the smartest ways though. I mean, she decided on a whim to enter the Scorpio Races! She didn’t really think through it at all! She’s kinda reckless but she’s also stubborn. In a good way though. She didn’t let any of the sexist men on the island get to her, and for that, I am definitely proud of her. (more…)