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The female of the species / Mindy McGinnis.

McGinnis, Mindy, (author.).

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Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton YA FIC McG (Text to phone) 33160142351405 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Bethel Public Library TEEN F MCGINNIS (Text to phone) 34030137409436 Teen Fiction Available -
Bolton High School FIC MCG (Text to phone) 34062127331551 Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library TEEN F/MCGINNIS (Text to phone) 34029136903415 Teen Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown YA FIC MCGINNIS (Text to phone) 34014138143921 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Chester Public Library YA MCG (Text to phone) 33210000402194 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Derby Public Library YA MCG (Text to phone) 34047140403966 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe TEEN FIC MCGINNIS,M (Text to phone) 34026136969438 Teen Nutmeg Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe TEEN FIC MCGINNIS,M (PBK) (Text to phone) 34026141126255 Teen Nutmeg Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe TEEN FIC MCGINNIS,M (PBK) (STORAGE) (Text to phone) 34026141126081 Teen Nutmeg Available -
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Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn't feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence.
Target Audience Note:
Young Adult.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2019.
Subject: Revenge > Juvenile fiction.
High school students > Juvenile fiction.

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The Female of the Species
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Gr 10 Up-After her sister was brutally murdered, Alex Craft sought revenge when her killer walked free. Alex cuts herself off from everyone in her small backwoods town, until Peekay, the shy preacher's kid, and Jack Fisher, the most popular guy in school, force their way into her life as friends, with unintended consequences for all of them. An unsettling and stark exploration of small-town life and the secrets that we all keep. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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The Female of the Species
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*Starred Review* What would you do if your sister were raped and murdered, but the killer went free? Alex delivers her own brand of swift, ferocious justice for her sister Anna, and then hides in plain sight from the close-knit, rural Ohio town where everyone thinks they know everything. The community is surrounded by woods that serve as a great place to party or, in her case, run from her mother, her memories, and the fellow classmates she can't trust herself to be around. While volunteering at the local animal shelter, she meets Claire, known as Peekay (preacher's kid), who becomes her first friend, and as a result, Alex begins to participate in senior-year activities. Chapters shift between these characters and the local Casanova, Jack, creating three distinct perspectives as the story unfolds. Alex may not be polite or even law-abiding, but she is truthful and loyal; she won't settle for an unwelcome advance toward her or her friends, and she protects those she loves with an unwavering vigilante fervor, matching violence with violence. Whether a catcall, an unwelcome touch, or more, sexual aggression towards females happens daily; McGinnis explores how one teen uses violence for justice in this gripping story that should be read and discussed by teens, as well as those who work with them.--Ginman, Karen Copyright 2016 Booklist

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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.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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