Short story rec

Apr 28, 2020 16:14

Field Biology of the Wee Fairies by Naomi Kritzer

When Amelia turned fourteen, everyone assured her that she’d find her fairy soon. Almost all girls did. You’d find a fairy, a beautiful little fairy, and catch her. And she’d give you a gift to let her go, and that gift was always beauty or charm or perfect hair or something else that made boys notice you. The neighbor girl, Betty, had caught her fairy when she was just nine, and so she’d never even had to go through an awkward adolescent stage; she’d been perfect and beautiful all along.

I relly enjoyed this. I feel like sciency, matter-of-fact girls are rare as protagonists, so it stood out to me. Available to read for free online.

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