Author: Mindy MicGinnis
Teen Reviewer: Nanditha Prashanth
Rating: 3/5 Stars
The Female of the Species is an intense and intertwined love story from the view of many different narrators. This is a book that is so deep and emotional that you won't go on without getting goosebumps. The book revolves around three main characters Alex, Jack and Peckay who although had been going to school together for several years, never acknowledged one another. Until a group of events entangled them at the first party Alex had been to after her sisters unforgivable death. The shock and terror that followed after that night lingered in the eyes of all those people who were victims of Alex's other side. People had a new level of respect: one that broke love and brought fear into the eyes of everyone that walked by at school. The unstoppable revenge inside of a killer was something only Alex could understand. But as events and dark secrets that would dramatize a person from ever going outside arise, there is only one way to fix Alex--is true love.
This book is one that would be a great one-time read. Its a suspenseful and emotionally attached book that you get so into you feel more like a character in the book. This is a book that is definitely geared toward a more feminine audience just because of the concepts in the book, but that doesn't say that I feel only girls would enjoy this book. I believe anyone can enjoy this book as much as I did. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 because this is a story that has events and problem that not everyone has the maturity and capability to understand. Its a hard book to wrap your head around and actually grasp whats going on. There were many circumstances where the book got to a point in which I just had to put it down and think the chapter over. It took me a great deal of time to get through this book even though it was a really good read mostly because of how sensitive the concept in this book was. So I say if you're up for a daring challenge than read this book!