The Downstairs Girl

The Downstairs Girl Review

By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender.

While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light.

Title:The Downstairs Girl
Edition Language:English

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  • Chaima ? ?????

    Reasons to live:1. This historical fiction about a badass girl journalist who, by day, works as maid for the daughter of the wealthiest man in town, and by night, secretly turns over ideas about race ...

  • Lola

    After reading a book with protagonists that did not inspire any reaction in me but one of absolute indifference, it felt almost magical to read a story with a character that absolutely popped off the ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Five shining, rebellious, upstanding, remarkable, powerful, emotional stars!I loved this book because it’s about two things that I love the most: Words and changing!WORDS are the bridges provide con...

  • Kate

    4/5starsI really liked this!! This was a book I was highly anticipating this year and it did not disappoint! The writing was good, the plot was interesting, there was hardly a romance and the characte...

  • Anna

    *flails* I NEED THIS IMMEDIATELY....

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    this is the type of badass journalist girl historical fiction I'm here for...

  • Kate (GirlReading)

    Apparently historical fiction novels following badass teen journalist using their voices to stick it to societal norms and shine a light on injustice is absolutely my kryptonite. Jo Kuan (with the hel...

  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing

    This is such a beautiful book (inside and out.) I forgot how much I truly love Historical Fiction & this just reminded me how fantastic they can be !! There’s so many twists and turns and that who...

  • Vicky Who Reads

    Amazing, as expected and as always....

  • ?? TABI ??

    hello lovely cover I want to touch you...