The daughters of Eve tells a chilling tale of mob mentality. In the book serval young ladies are being oppressed by their town and the novel starts off as a book about girls fighting their oppressors. However the book does take a big twist and shows how even victims can turn into their oppressors. I don't think the book is about feminism or anti feminism, I think the message is that it's alright to stand up for a cause but not to become an oppressor yourself. In the book it shows how people would rather jump to conclusions to do their experiences with sexism than knowing the full story.
My biggest complaint about the book is that the book was made "modern" when I first read the book I assumed it was in the seventies intil it introduced iPods and cell phones. The setting didn't match up, I heard that it was made more violent which was proably a good change to the story but sometimes the setting and modern inventions didn't mix well, for example in the story one girl ask the operator to connect her to someone.
Another problem is that I feel like their was supposed to be more to the story and it was cutoff. In the story the girls had no problem causing violent actions to those who "oppress" them. But it seems like for some reason they just decided to stop doing it and where never told if anything happened or why they stopped, The teacher Mrs. Stark encouraged these girls to these actions but why would they not seek vengeance on the problem with the baseball team issue in the story? *spoiler alert* at first I thought that Jane action at the end of the story might have scared them from getting caught. But it seems that after the story they had "normal life's" or most of them. The girls most loyal to Mrs. Stark seemed like they would never stop their violent actions but for some reason they did.
Anyway the story was well written and it managed to creep me out. So I highly recommend this book.