The Female of the Species by Mindy Mcginnins

The Female of the species is about Alex who is dealing with her sister being raped and murdered. Her coping mechanism is-Violence. 

This book deals with a lot of mature topics such as rape. murder, teenage drinking, sex, etc. so I do recommend it to older readers:)

This book was just freaking FANTASTIC! I usually don't pick up books that deal with 'depressing' books but this book was just phenomenal. This book is told in three points of view and I loved all of them! While I couldn't personally relate to the main character Alex, I could definitely see her train of thinking and that was really cool to see. 

This was a really touching book in the fact that nothing was sugarcoated. This book was gritty and told the truth and hid nothing and that was why this book stood out so much to me. 

This book also deals with the topic of fitting in and I found that very relatable. Some of the characters that we see are smart, some are not, some are good at sports...there are all sorts of dynamic characters in the story but these kinds of people are also in really life and that again made this story more real! 

And of course! The romance in this book was super cute and on point! 


The freaking plot twist at the end was OMG. I couldn't even...I totally didn't see that coming! The book had me in tears until the very last page and it was just...AHHHHH. 

This book is definitely one of the best books I've read in 2017 so far! Seriously one of the best contemporaries I've ever read! I rate this book a 5/5 stars! I highly recommend it to anybody looking for a meaningful contemporary. Again, I would recommend it to mature readers. 

Thank you so much for reading my review!

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