The Downstairs Girl

The Downstairs Girl

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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Lea ? That_Bookdragon

    5/5 "The tricky thing about giving opinions is that sometimes they cost you more than you wanted to spend." I think it is safe to say that The Downstairs Girl is one of my favorite books of 2019. I...

  • Vibur

    What a delight....

  • 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...

  • Corina

    The Downstairs Girl is a historical YA novel, set in Atlanta Georgia, in the late 1800's.Jo Kuan, a seventeen-year-old Chinese American is living in a basement, more like an underground tunnel built b...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

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

  • Anna Luce

    4 stars “Their words comforted me on many a lonely night and made me feel like part of a family. ” The Downstairs Girl is a compelling and poignant novel that follows seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan, ...

  • Anna

    *flails* I NEED THIS IMMEDIATELY....