The Female of the Species

The Female of the Species

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.

Title:The Female of the Species
Edition Language:English
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    The Female of the Species Reviews

  • Emily May

    This is how I kill someone.And I don’t feel bad about it. BRUTAL. That's how I would describe this book. It sits there all unassuming with its cute yellow cover and pictures of animals, but under...

  • Leigh Bardugo

    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...

  • Emma Giordano

    4.5 stars! This book was a TRIP!! So though-provoking and refreshing. This is a book that discusses important social issues through the lens of really well-developed characters and a suspenseful story...

  • Wendy Darling

    "You see it in all animals - the female of the species is more 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 s...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    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...

  • karen

    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' 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...

  • C.G. Drews

    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! WEL...

  • April

    My emotions are all over the place.😢...

  • emma

    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 cont...

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    So weird but so good...