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Book Review: The Female of the Species

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From Barnes and Noble:


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.


Rating: 4/5 stars

What’s it like?: Exit, Pursued by a Bear.

What’s it about?: I couldn’t get into it in the beginning. It’s a split POV and I preferred some characters to others. The story started at a different place from where it ended. I don’t want to say it came full circle, but it made sense. Peekey’s relationship with her parents felt a bit unnatural. That’s about the biggest thing I could say against it. Her best friend wasn’t really a part of the story, so I’m not entirely sure what that character existed. Alex made sense, to an extent. I feel like I know people who share characteristics with her, which is unnerving by the end of the book.


Megan Antosy is a junior at Penn State Berks double majoring in Business with an option in Marketing and Management, and Professional writing. She also has minors in Entrepreneurship and Women's Studies. When she isn't busy writing or editing articles for HC, you can find her on the beach, reading a book, taking a nap, or drinking tea. She is also Co-CC.
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