Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Go with the Flow
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
17 posts | 18 read | 11 to read
High school students embark on a crash course of friendship, female empowerment, and women's health issues in Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann's graphic novel Go With the Flow. Good friends help you go with the flow.Best friends help you start a revolution.Sophomores Abby, Brit, Christine, and Sasha are fed up. Hazelton High never has enough tampons. Or pads. Or adults who will listen. Sick of an administration that puts football before female health, the girls confront a world that shrugs--or worse, squirms--at the thought of a menstruation revolution. They band together to make a change. It's no easy task, especially while grappling with everything from crushes to trig to JV track but they have each other's backs. That is, until one of the girls goes rogue, testing the limits of their friendship and pushing the friends to question the power of their own voices.Now they must learn to work together to raise each other up. But how to you stand your ground while raising bloody hell?
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Zoe-h
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

This is not the only book I‘ve read featuring menstruation discrimination, but it‘s definitely the best. It tackled diseases caused by periods as well as friendships, while still including trans men and gender non-conforming people in the book. Definitely haven‘t seen that before. 5🌟

15 likes1 stack add
review
GirlNamedJesse
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

An excellent friendship story with a kickass feminist look at menstruation.

review
Shievad
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
Pickpick

A must read, not just for those who have gotten/will get their periods, for everyone. Period stigma is still alive and well in 2021. The only way to combat it is with information and open discussions. Likewise with period poverty. Also, watch the Netflix documentary “Period. End of Sentence”.

blurb
bibliobard
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image

Looks like it‘s my turn! Here are some that caught my eye. Let me know what you think 🤔 I will tag the other three books in the comments below. #lmpbc #groupg #round012

LibrarianRyan Go with the flow is really great. Loved it. I have been wanting to read princess power. But truely any of these. 13mo
LibrarianRyan Go with the flow is really great. Loved it. I have been wanting to read princess princess. But truely any of these. 13mo
See All 8 Comments
peanutnine I'd be okay with reading any of these, but Princess Princess sounds super cute 13mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m okay with Princess Princess 13mo
bibliobard @LibrarianRyan @peanutnine @WanderingBookaneer Princess, Princess it is! 🥰👑 13mo
8 likes8 comments
review
Nitpickyabouttrains
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

A ya graphic novel about female friendship, periods, and growing up.

19 likes1 stack add
review
AlizaApp
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

A cute and fun graphic novel about friendship and periods!

review
Reign_1982
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Bailedbailed

I tried. I read 91% of this book, and was literally making myself upset.

LiteraryinLawrence Wow, that‘s a late bail! What was so maddening about it? 2y
Reign_1982 @LiteraryinLititz I always try to fight through a book. But I went into this graphic novel 🦯. So it was soley on menstruation and less about the new girl. I mean the points were decent. It just seemed long for no reason. 2y
8 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
sarahgreatlove
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

A graphic novel about periods!!! It‘s fabulous 😍 I loved it and so did my 12 year old daughter. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

review
Librarian_Meli
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

As others have mentioned, this book is good & everyone should read it as it is about a natural thing; menstruation. 4 young girls deal with high school life & everything that comes with periods.. I think all middle school girls should read this graphic novel! It‘s very informative & inspiring! Specially the character Abby! 😻-she‘s so passionate & brave! She goes out of her way to ensure all restrooms have free sanitary items. #gowiththeflow #🩸

review
funnypages
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

You guys. Where was this book when I was a tween? A teen? In my twenties when my mother asked the emergency room doctor if he‘d considered endometriosis as the cause of my excruciating pain and he said that he was the doctor, not her, and clearly this was an inflamed appendix? (Guess who was correct.) Get this book into the hands of a girl you love, her school administrator, her doctor‘s waiting room. For real. It‘s important. (7)

review
ravenlee
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

This is a great GN about normalizing periods, with some great friendships and a little drama. Three old friends help the new girl when she gets her period unexpectedly, and that sets one activist-minded girl on a crusade for menstrual equity. A lot to unpack here and I love it all.

This really hits home with me right now (stumbled across it yesterday at the library) because I need to have a serious discussion with my GYN next visit about (cont)

ravenlee how long is too long to be on birth control pills. I‘ve been on them for about 15 of the last 20 years and it‘s the only way my period is at all regular or bearable. But my mother‘s breast cancer just made a reappearance (after 23 years) and it‘s estrogen-fed, so it‘s time to reevaluate some things. Mom is still in the testing phase to determine the next step forward, and she‘s more mad than anything, but it‘s scary for all of us. 2y
4thhouseontheleft I'm sorry to hear about your mom. My mom battled BC 2 years ago (she is now cancer-free). Have you ever had genetic testing done? I was able to get genetic cancer screening covered 100% by my insurance due to family history. My women's health center also provides counseling with next steps, depending on results. I was on BC from age 20-40, with only a few years off here and there, till I had my hysterectomy last year. 2y
ShyBookOwl I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Sending positive vibes to your whole family. 2y
See All 6 Comments
ravenlee @4thhouseontheleft I had genetic testing done last year and am, thankfully, BRCA negative. Mom‘s getting genetic counseling soon, just waiting for a scheduler to call her. I‘m glad your mom is cancer-free. I have good doctors (my GYN and my breast specialist are married, that was an easy referral!) but didn‘t plan to see either until late summer/early fall. 2y
LibrarianRyan I have the implant (in my arm) and I love it. Period Free. I just had my first one replaced and am on my second. it's not effected by other medication, illness, etc. I don't know if that is an option for you or not, but I love mine. At least until it goes bad or hits age. My first period after 4 years with out one was a doozy. 2y
Crazeedi @ravenlee I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I worked in a family planning clinic for years, and we did screenings etc. So important. And they truly have made great advances in diagnosis and treatment. 2y
41 likes6 comments
quote
ravenlee
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image

I had almost this exact conversation with my best friend in college when the health center doc told her she couldn‘t have kids (she wanted 7, I wanted 0). Except she thought that meant I‘d have to have sex with her (now) husband, which was totally not what I was offering!
She has two awesome kids of her own (that doc was way wrong) and I have one, and it all worked out. We still laugh about it.

quote
ravenlee
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image

I feel really seen here. “This is just normal for you” was what I heard my entire adolescence. My mom told me I couldn‘t keep missing school but also understood that I couldn‘t be in class when I couldn‘t sit or stand up straight.

LibrarianRyan I thought this book was so well done. 2y
31 likes1 comment
review
MandaMT
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

This was a delight!

I 100% read this book because a bunch of grown men thought the concept was SO egregious that they took time out of their lives to complain about it on the internet. Talk about periods?!? In a school setting?!? Ewww... Amiright?

While I wasn‘t as thoroughly scandalized, I was not disappointed either. This is a great story about 4 friends with differing cycles and needs to come together to support each other. (More in comments)

MandaMT My additional cut-and-pastes notes aren‘t showing up... please hold 2y
MrsBridges What grades would you say this is a good fit for? 2y
MandaMT I‘ve had some interest among my 7th and 8th graders. The characters are in high school. I can lend you my copy if you want to see if it‘s right for some of your folks. 2y
20 likes3 stack adds3 comments
review
NotCool
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Mehso-so

Abby wants the girls bathrooms to be stocked with pads and tampons, and for talk about periods to be destigmatized. Her friends are tired of her talking about it. They keep telling her to take a break (while they ice skate, go get ice cream, do many non protest related things). So she makes a big protest art piece and takes sole credit for it. And her friends are mad at her. They act like she betrayed them. I‘m missing something.

review
ambam1987
Go with the Flow | Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann
post image
Pickpick

Terrific graphic novel!

9 likes3 stack adds