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The Female of the Species Audiobook

The Female of the Species

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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 listen.

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.

©2016 Mindy McGinnis (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "This book is a hot, fever-sick punch in the gut"

    And it's exactly what our society needs and deserves. Alex Craft is the repulsively attractive love child of rape culture and patriarchal dominance run rampant. She holds up a mirror to not only our society, but to us as individuals, and most of us won't like what we see. This book is about recognizing the monster within us, but also coming to terms with exactly how it got there in the first place. It's about owning up to all of the problems that we either directly caused ourselves, or that we allowed to fester while we stood by watching the infection slowly take hold, because fighting it is hard, and it's easier to become complacent and turn a blind eye until it affects you in a way so real and direct you can't ignore it anymore. That moment, that's the moment we begin to sympathize with the monster. That's the moment we can no longer judge her, because we wish we could be her. Wish we could do the things she does. Little do we know, until the end, how much of a monster we already are, and how, compared to us, Alex Craft is a saint. At the end of this book, I was completely destroyed. Not because of what happened, but because of how disgusted I was to see the monster out of its mask. Not Alex, but us.

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    Joelle Fall City, WA, United States 11-21-16
    Joelle Fall City, WA, United States 11-21-16
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    "Wow! Zap! Bam-ing!"

    Alex and PK are the best example of what power friendship can have in a persons life. This is an amazing story and I don't say that very often. Alex who has lost so much reminds us all of dignity and basic niceness. This is a complex and dark story that completely caught me off guard. The what? To who? OMG!! That along with a couple of snorts at great quips and behavior insight.

    Listen or read this book. You wont be disappointed

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