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The Female of the Species

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  • Title: The Female of the Species
  • Author: Mindy McGinnis
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  • Page: 248
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  1. Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer s Fickle Fish Films The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014 Her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET won the Edgar Award in 2015 Her newest release, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES is available now

  2. This is how I kill someone.And I don t feel bad about itUTAL That s how I would describe this book It sits there all unassuming with its cute yellow cover and pictures of animals, but underneath it has some serious fangs Rather like the female of the species, I suppose.Quick warning this book may not be suitable to those sensitive to rape and or animal cruelty Make no mistake, it s a nasty book At times it s absolutely disgustingly awful But it s a very sharp and effective look at sexual assault [...]


  3. A very difficult read and some of its early chapters left me reeling I confess I went into this book expecting a feminist, Dexter esque, wish fulfillment experience, and I was here for it Instead, I got a painful, complicated, ultimately redeeming story about the insidiousness of rape culture and what it takes to dismantle it Watching flawed characters grapple with learned sexism and internalized misogyny is not always a comfortable thing, and though I was surprised by some of the choices McGinn [...]


  4. You see it in all animals the female of the species is deadly than the male 4.5 stars Holy shit, this is good It sounds like it s going to be a revenge thriller, and it is but it s also a searing takedown of rape culture and a merciless examination of the way violence begets violence Riveting prose, three clear POVs, and a relentless story that doesn t try to provide answers, but forces you to think about the things we excuse legally and socially In a year in which we ve stood by and watched Br [...]


  5. Be preparedI just wasn t going to read this book I just wasn t I bought it because I thought it was going to be something I liked Then I saw some warnings about things in the book and I thought, if I pick up this book I m going to throw it across the room I almost did a few times BUTI didn tand I loved itAll of the animal abusers and rapists of any sort should burn It s just that simple and I really don t care if no one feels the same as I do I just don t care any I loved Alex Craft I wish she [...]


  6. Just read it I m not sure what else to say There are so many great quotes from But boys will be boys, our favorite phrase that excuses so many things, while the only thing we have for the opposite gender is women, said with disdains and punctuated with an eye roll to I live in a world where not being molested as a child is considered luck A tough but important read.


  7. congratulations semifinalist in best young adult fiction category 2016 meets where to fucking begin this is going to be a hugely polarizing book if you re easily made squeamish by naughty language, depictions of teenagers drinking, doing drugs, having sex, or by violence animal, people, sexual or are otherwise a highly sensitive person, this book will probably play too rough for you but considering how very often some of the events covered in this book make the news, the world probably plays too [...]



  8. DO YOU SEE THAT PUDDLE OF PUNCTURED FEELS IN THE CORNER THAT S ME It s okay I didn t want HAPPINESS ANYWAY Omg To all of you who said Hey Cait That s an excellent book I hope you like it WELL LET ME SMACK YOU IN THE FACE HOW DARE YOU NOT WARN ME OMG.Also, if you are reading this review and haven t read the book Hey This is an excellent book I hope you like it AKA I hope you suffer like I am suffering right now omgggggg Basically the is one of the best contemporaries I ve read in a long time Most [...]



  9. Physical attractiveness has nothing to do with it You were alone, isolated, weak It happened to you, but it could ve been anyone Opportunity is what matters, nothing else I wanted to read the Female of the Species ever since I first saw it on , which must ve been than a year ago As it should happen, I was to read Mindy s newest release This Darkness Mine before I could finally dive into TFOTS This Darkness Mine however, prepared me to have no expectations, apart from one they would be exceeded [...]


  10. asdfghjkl YES Alex was so interesting to read about Her inner monologue Her tormented life I dug it so hard I loved that this took place in 3 different perspectives because they all added something different to the story that by the end of the book tied together so well This book is power I loved it If anything, I m wary about the realisticness of the events surrounding the rapes in this book Especially in a book about really lewd high schoolers that don t seem to be afraid to harass women, I wa [...]


  11. When I started reading this book this morning I wasn t expecting to finish it the same day It was supremely weird, but also interesting, and I couldn t put it down


  12. Everyone thinks if you fix a male dog it will lower his aggression, but most of the biters are female It s basic instinct to protect their womb You see it in all animals the female of the species is deadly than the male The Female of the Species is a bit harder to review because of how important a book it is It s a story exploring rape culture, the effects of sexual assault, over sexualization of teenagers, gender issues, sexual objectification, and slut shaming Set in Ohio with alternating per [...]


  13. 5 brutally brilliant stars Wow This book was brutal, dark, raw, and reelViolence begets violence Alex has always had a little something a little spark of anger in her and her sister kept it in check until her sister was raped and murdered Then she sought vengeance she also felt as though she would never be normal when she befriended Claire and fell in love with Jack she felt as though perhaps she had a chance a chance to live a normal life BUT as we all know in life bad things happen.This book m [...]


  14. I have Lauren and Erin to thank for this one This is how I kill someone I learn his habits, I know his schedule It is not difficult His life consists of quick stops to the dollar store for the bare minimum of things required to keep this ragged cycle going, his hat pulled down over his eyes so as not to be recognized But he is It s a small town Alex Craft s life was turned upside down three years earlier when her older sister Anna was murdered The killer was exonerated, but it was clear to nearl [...]


  15. featuring the female of my duo, Marcy Louisa and all her fluff This was the February Read for The Cheerful Wednesdays, and might I say that this was a heavy book This book is full of all kinds of triggers There is talk of murder, rape, child pornography, animal cruelty, substance abuse and just about anything you can think of Some of these are actual topics that should be talked about in order for people to understand them, and for this I thank the author for not shying away from the tougher to [...]


  16. One of the best and most important YA books you ll ever read So so so so dark, but holy crap it is so powerful It will stay with you LONG after you finish.


  17. Okay Before we get into this, I just want to say that the lens through which I ll be judging this book feels unfair even to me and that s saying something because I rain hell on young adult contemporaries like they re calling themselves the 21st century Ulysses , but the book brought it on itself I went through the entirety of this thing thinking it was just ya average contemporary I finished it being like, Um, okay, that was, uhnda weird, but I wasn t ANGRY or anything Pretty rare for a just fi [...]


  18. This book is an examination of rape culture What if you knew your sister or your friend had been sexually assaulted What if there s not enough evidence for the police to do anything Would you think about taking matters into your own hands to get revenge That s what this book is It s the wish fulfillment of avenging sex crimes.There are 3 points of view in this book There s Alex, the girl who takes revenge Who sees someone get roofied and throws the first punch She s the anti hero, the morally gr [...]


  19. I am a wolf that my sister kept in a cage, until her hand was removed Going into this, I expected something similar to Hard Candy, with a really heavy focus on revenge Reading the synopsis, I then thought perhaps I d be subjected to a typical high school coming of age tale After reading, I discovered that this novel is actually a well illustrated criticism of society s dismissive attitude toward women s issues, rape rape culture in particular.I wasn t prepared for such an encompassing story to b [...]


  20. Y all I am utterly speechless.This book was so incredibly profound I cannot form words This story messed with my head man it messed with me like crazy and it was dark as hell and I cannot even comprehend what WHAT I hate to keep doing this, but since I m knee deep in the Booktube A Thon right now I can t take the time to write a proper review I will for sure be doing this once I m done reeling from this entire thing Holy shit please just read this freaking book I ll try to convince you in my fu [...]


  21. Great book I loved Alex s character, she was one bad mama jama I was also digging the hint of Dexter vibe it had as well Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God s wrath, for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord



  22. 5 StarsRating 5 starsLead Male Character 5 stars Lead Female Character 5 starsPlotline 5 stars Genre Contemporary, mystery, thriller Will I recommend this book to others ABSOLUTELY Will I reread this book OF COURSEOverall story summed up in one word BRILLIANTMinor Spoilers EverywhereYou see it in all animals the female of the species is deadly than the male To begin, this book was absolutely brilliant And there s no denying the fact that Mindy McGinnis is such a talented writer The Female of th [...]


  23. Actual rating 3.5 stars agh, this is the moment when half stars are needed as breathing GR, you are killing me.There are laws in place that stop us from doing things This is what we tell ourselves In truth we stop ourselves the law is a guideline for how to punish someone who is caught Violent and brutal are the right words to describe this book But so are naked truth and inner tenderness I have complicated relationships with contemporary genre, meaning that I stopped reading it, because most of [...]


  24. actual footage of me rn i cant take these emotions oh my god someone show me how to stop crying bc i dont know how RTC never ever ever ever everim ded


  25. WOW Don t let the title fool you The Female of the Species is dark, brutal, deadly Mindy McGinnis weaves a tale of teenage angst, vigilante justice, the pervasiveness of rape culture I read this book with a knot the size of a fist in my stomach I have a feeling I ll be thinking about the book for a long time I recommend this book to all my fellow females anyone who knows a female.


  26. Holy Moly I wasn t expecting this book at all I m so impressed with the way it handled such heavy topics I m 100% making a review on youtube because right now I can t even communicate how amazing.


  27. You see it in all animals the female of the species is deadly than the male.5 stars sexual assault, graphic violence, animal abuseWow Just wow I went into this book without much knowledge of what it was about, and came out the other end feeling devastated and unsettled but also understood.This is a harsh book about realistic people It shows the ugly underbelly of our darkest selves It shows the ugliness within us, the darkest thoughts that everyone has but nobody admits to.This is a book about [...]


  28. This book was fantastic I ve loved just about every Mindy McGinnis book I read, but this was the first contemporary of hers I ve read It was dark and gritty It was melancholy It was hopeful It did not shy away from the ugliness of rape It explored the internal wounds this ugliness leaves on a person It explored what true hatred can drive, even if that thing is equally as ugly.I hope everyone who reads this book learns something and I hope those who need to learn read it.