The Swallows is impressive in many ways but mainly due to the writing skills of author Lisa Lutz. I loved the character development of Ms Witt, and also of Gemma and Linny. It was one of those storylines that make you disappointed in human kind, it is important though as girls are taken advantage of in the real world and it shouldn‘t be ignored.
You can keep telling girls to be polite, to keep a level head and it‘ll all work out in the end. But don‘t be surprised when they figure out that you‘ve been feeding them lies. Don‘t be alarmed when they grow tired of using their voices and playing by your rules. And don‘t be shocked when they decide that if they can‘t win a fair fight, they‘ll just have to fight dirty.