The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

femaleThe Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

About- 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.

Anna’s thoughts- This book is insanely intense. McGinnis goes into such detail about rape and sexual assault that it can be uncomfortable to read…and that’s a good thing. On the other hand, Alex forms relationships through the story that are real and normal. I was actually surprised by the love story within this book and how prevalent it was throughout the narrative. I appreciated how McGinnis would just drop the murders on the reader and walk away- like BOOM!, but now I’m changing the topic before you even have time to comprehend what happened. This book is definitely not for everyone although it is an eye-opener about rape culture and how rampant sexual assault is in our culture.

Reviewed by Anna

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About Audviral, Mistress of the Stacks

Teen Services Librarian for the Rita & Truett Smith Public Library of Wylie, Texas.
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