What Kind of Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel is a YA Contemporary story that encompasses domestic abuse!
“Girl In Pieces meets Moxie in this unflinching exploration of the many forms of abuse society inflicts upon women, and the strength it takes to rise above it all to claim your worth.
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 the students have questions. Why did she go to the principal and not the police? Why did she stay so long if he was hurting her? Obviously, if it’s true, Mike should be expelled. But is it true?
Some girls want to rally for his expulsion—and some want to rally around Mike. The only thing that the entire student body can agree on? Someone is lying. And the truth has to come out.”
Trigger Warnings: Domestic abuse, societal pressure/expectations
This book was a touching one. It explored the various perspectives following domestic abuse, and how society creates it’s own perspective that influences everything.
It definitely is a harder book to read, so if you are sensitive to the subjects shown above, please be very cautious before picking this one up.
It’s a hard-hitting plot that completely takes your mind and values into the light. I do think the book itself is an important one for many readers of all ages to read. A solid 4 out of 5 stars from me!
Published: 4 February 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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