What Kind of Girl Alyssa Sheinmel




An ingenious way of suggesting that all of us contain multitudes . . . Sheinmel brilliantly dramatises the pupils attempts to create a system of morality for themselves, rather than simply accepting the one handed down by authority Financial Times This is an immensely satisfying book from a skilled author The Irish Times ——————————————————————- He said wed go to the same college, that wed live in the same dorm, that wed end up working in the same city after graduation. Doesnt every girl dream that her boyfriend will love her like that? The girls at North Bay Academy are taking sides. It all started when Mike Parkers girlfriend showed up with a bruise on her face. Or, more specifically, when she walked into the principals 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 its 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. ——————————————————————- 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 youve turned the last page – Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be