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The Female of the Species
by Mindy McGinnis


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School Libray Journal Best of 2016 * 2017 Tayshas List Selection * Junior Library Guild Selection * The Globe and Mail Best Books of 2016 * Bustle s Best Young Adult Books of 2016 * Mashable s 8 Best YA Books of 2016 * Seventeen 's 10 Best YA Books of 2016

Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and riveting contemporary YA novel that blends the unflinching honesty of Laurie Halse Anderson s Speak with the relentless pacing and alternating perspectives of Gone Girl.  Read more...


 
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Overview

School Libray Journal Best of 2016 * 2017 Tayshas List Selection * Junior Library Guild Selection * The Globe and MailBest Books of 2016 * Bustle s Best Young Adult Books of 2016 * Mashable s 8 Best YA Books of 2016 * Seventeen's 10 Best YA Books of 2016

Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and riveting contemporary YA novel that blends the unflinching honesty of Laurie Halse Anderson s Speak with the relentless pacing and alternating perspectives of Gone Girl. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner.

Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn t feel bad about it.

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.

As their senior year unfolds, Alex s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780062320896
  • ISBN-10: 0062320890
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 352
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Three high school seniors come together in McGinnis’s harrowing rumination on and the power of friendship in a small town. Three years ago, Alex Craft’s older sister, Anna, was raped and murdered, but there wasn’t enough evidence to convict the killer. Someone took matters into his or her own hands and killed the perpetrator, and McGinnis (A Madness So Discreet) doesn’t make it hard to guess who. Once a girl on the periphery, Alex attracts the attention of jock Jack Fisher, who’s more than just a guy who can put a ball through a net. Despite differing personalities, Alex and Peekay—shorthand for preacher’s kid, though her real name is Claire—bond while volunteering at the local animal shelter, with Peekay in awe of Alex’s stoicism. McGinnis gracefully avoids the pitfalls of creating a teenage vigilante, instead maintaining a sense of piercing realism. Alex is a pained girl in dangerous free fall, whose fierce independence is challenged by newfound friendships, even love, though neither may be enough to stave off the inevitable. Ages 14–up. Agent: Adriann Ranta, Foundry Literary + Media. (Sept.)

 
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