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  • The Female of the Species

  • By: Mindy McGinnis
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan, Justis Bolding, Dan Bittner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

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, 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 kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a hot, fever-sick punch in the gut

  • By emily manning on 09-26-16

A MUST READ!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-18

What did you love best about The Female of the Species?

This book is almost painful in its accuracy of its depiction of the rape culture that women have to deal with on a daily basis. I think it should be mandatory reading in every high school, its amazing, I cant praise it enough.

  • Panic

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 551

Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She'd never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he's sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he's not the only one with a secret....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It should have been called Malaise

  • By Katherine on 04-02-14

AMAZING!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Any additional comments?

I almost didn't read this book because of reviews saying it was unrealistic, but i'm so glad I did. I had no trouble understanding why the teens in this book did the things they did. Maybe its because as a freshman in college I was so recently where they are. These kids play this game because its a chance to get out, the prize money is for some of them their only chance to leave their small sad town. That chance to escape is something some of them are willing to risk their lives for, and I can see why. This book is an original one of a kind story and one I know i'll listen to again and again.

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  • The List

  • By: Siobhan Vivian
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and Entertaining

  • By Crystal on 04-29-14

Not worth it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-15

What could Siobhan Vivian have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Its such a good idea for a book but it somehow falls flat, there is no resolution at the end and little to no character growth. Pretty much non of the characters are likable or relatable, it just felt like a book about all the kids you hated in highschool.