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The Female of the Species #flashbackfriday

The Female of the Species

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

5 brutally brilliant stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives.

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.


Wow! This book was brutal, dark, raw, and reel…..

Violence 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 made a very strong statement about rape, girls, and slut shaming…. even the words on the bathroom walls made you realize that as women or girls we need to spend more time building one another up rather than tearing each other down…. and the end of this book, so brutal, but absolutely the only way I think it could end…

In every species, the female of the species is more deadly…

An absolute must read if you are a fan of dark books with amazing characters and a powerful message!

Be Thoughtful,



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