What Kind of Girl

What Kind of Girl

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Both timely and timeless, a powerful exploration of abuse in its many forms, as well as the strength it takes to rise up and speak your truth.--AMBER SMITH, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be

From New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel comes an unflinching exploration of the labels society puts on girls and women--and the strength it takes to rise above it all to claim your worth and declare your truth.

The girls at North Bay Academy are taking sides.

It all started when Mike Parker's girlfriend showed up with a bruise on her face. Or, more specifically, when she walked into the principal's office and said Mike hit her. But her classmates have questions. Why did she go to the principal and not the police? Why did she stay with Mike if he was hurting her? Obviously, if it's true, Mike should face the consequences. But is it true?

Some girls want to rally for Mike's expulsion--and some want to rally around Mike. As rumors about what really happened spread, the students at North Bay Academy will question what it means to be guilty or innocent, right or wrong.This book is a great choice to start conversations about: dating violencecontemporary social problemsyoung adult mental health

Praise for What Kind of Girl:
A poignant, thought-provoking novel that will resonate deeply.--Kirkus
A rallying cry.--Booklist
I immediately saw myself in this book, which so thoroughly explains the thought process when coming to terms with victimhood and survivorship. I felt understood.--Chessy Prout, author of I Have the Right To
Important, raw, timely, and ultimately hopeful...demands readers discuss the trauma of teen dating violence and how girls are so often taught--even expected--to internalize their victimization.--Shannon M. Parker, author of The Girl Who Fell and The Rattled Bones

Also by Alyssa Sheinmel:
A Danger to Herself and Others
The Castle School (for Troubled Girls)
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Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 152 x 222 x 32mm | 472g
  • Sourcebooks Fire
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1492667277
  • 9781492667278
  • 989,250

Review quote

Both timely and timeless, WHAT KIND OF GIRL is a powerful exploration of abuse in its many forms, as well as the strength it takes to rise up and speak your truth. Alyssa Sheinmel has crafted a compelling, moving, and empowering story of hope and courage--one that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. - Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be, The Last to Let Go, and Something Like Gravity
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1,718 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 25% (426)
4 39% (667)
3 29% (491)
2 6% (111)
1 1% (23)
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