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In a Handful of Dust | Mindy McGinnis
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Strong follow up to Not a Drop to Drink. Though I'll refrain from spoilers for the end of book 1, I will say that I was instantly reimmersed into the world of the first novel, one where water is scarce and our protagonist must consider who and when to trust. This novel broadens the setting of the first but maintains the sense of isolation in its main characters. I'm officially a McGinnis fan.

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Not a Drop to Drink | Mindy McGinnis
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Mindy McGinnis's debut novel is astonishing. Her protagonist Lynn, who has grown up in a world where water is scarce and she knows only her mother, a hard, pragmatic woman who prioritizes her daughter over everyone else. Lynn's coming of age requires her to consider issues of survival vs. compassion, self vs. community, and safety vs. caring/vulnerability. Amazing, bleak young adult novel reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's The Road in its spareness.

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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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Dear lord, this book.

Not only was it incredibly thought-provoking, witty, and well-written, it was a total takedown of the way our society is built around stereotypes and sexism.

Me to Alex throughout the whole book: PREACH. 🙌 YES GIRL. UR AMAZING. UR MY ANTI-HERO I LOVE YOU.

I loved this book.
I wanted to fricking cry at the end. T_T
Totally would recommend.

#thefemaleofthespecies #ya #mindymcginnis #contemporary #girlpower #theFEELS

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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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Here we go! Book one of my library book haul!!! So excited!

#thefemaleofthespecies #mindymcginnis

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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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✨I‘m so excited I finally got #thefemaleofthespecies by #mindymcginnis ! I‘ve been dying to read this one and hopefully I‘ll get to it sooner rather than later. I‘ve never read one of her books, but this one just sounds so good!✨#contemporary #mystery #thriller #youngadult

BookHoarder32 I haven't read that one yet, but I recommend 2y
AngelErin @BookHoarder32 That one sounds good too!! If I like this one I‘ll definitely have to get it. 2y
SusanInTiburon Great pic! 2y
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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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currently reading #thefemaleofthespecies by #mindymcginnis ! review up in a couple days :)

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Not a Drop to Drink | Mindy McGinnis
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The seven days seven books challenge!! The challenge is to post seven books you love for seven days. No explanation, no review and no information on the book needed. Just a book you love!
Day 5 #notadroptodrink #inahandfulofdust by #mindymcginnis

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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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The Female of the Species | Mindy McGinnis
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‘The female of the species is more deadly than the male‘-Rudyard Kipling
Author #MindyMcGinnis takes this quote from another (beloved) author and runs with it, in this haunting, tragic teen novel that revolves around what some call ‘rape culture‘. I hate to have those two words put together, but at the center of this book, one girl takes matters into her own hands, and says ENOUGH. It‘s gut-wrenching, brutal, and some won‘t like it,but I LOVED it.

TricksyTails Wow! This sounds fascinating. Also, love the bookmark! And is that a Pilot Hi-Tec-C pen? I'm a pen geek and love those! 2y
kamoorephoto @TricksyTails Yes!! It‘s it‘s a Hi-Tec C...I love pens too...especially extra fine. I also love fountain pens. The bookmark is actually one someone sent and so appropriate for me; it‘s a Carrie Fisher quote (I‘m a photographer and it couldn‘t fit me better). Yes you must add this book plus Mindy‘s next, #ThisDarknessMine... her writing is haunting. Not for everyone but it‘s brilliant. 2y
TricksyTails I recognized the quote. I love Carrie Fisher. I'm just a hobbyist photographer but I love love love that bookmark. What a thoughtful gift! ♥️ Yes! Extra fine pens are the best! I love the 0.28 Uni-ball Signo DX. I've never been able to master the fountain pen but really want to try! I'm definitely adding this book to the TBR. 😁 2y
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Booksnchill @kamoorephoto I guessed this one when you said heartbreaking- just warn me when I need to skip if they harm animals... 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 I really enjoyed this book as well. I found it very hard to put down. I did have a hard time with the animal abuse though. 2y
Booksnchill @Tricksytails @kamoorephoto mine is the Pilot precise V5 RT - lovely fine point rollerball! 2y
TricksyTails @Booksnchill Ooh that's a good pen, too. I must've glazed over the description because I don't remember it saying anything about animal abuse. When you read it can you write down the page numbers so I can skip them? 😉 I'm just kidding. I don't think I can handle animal abuse right now so I'll wait to read this. 2y
Booksnchill @TricksyTails @kamoorephoto well I am always down for “female takes justice into her own hands” !! 2y
kamoorephoto @TricksyTails No, it‘s a case of the girl and friend volunteering in an animal shelter and just mentioning how certain dogs and cats come from bad circumstances; believe me, it‘s a hard thing for me to stomach if it was more than that. I volunteer at a rescue so I know the real details in person. There‘s also a teen who works in a factory farm and stun guns a cow, and I‘m a vegetarian so I know plenty enough to gross me out there too. 2y
kamoorephoto This is definitely NOT a book about animal abuse and the protagonist actually talks openly about how animals and humans know the world differently... How she helps animals at the shelter to offset the violence she wages on certain humans because of how they‘ve acted! 2y
TricksyTails Good to know! 😅 Thanks for clearing that up! 2y
kamoorephoto PS. @Alicia I think I‘ll be getting the book in the mail to you tomorrow 👍🏼 2y
Alicia @kamoorephoto awesome!! Can‘t wait! ❤️📚 2y
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This Darkness Mine | Mindy McGinnis
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Me and the kitty (in his usual position, giving me ‘total cat paralysis‘) decided we would get serious, and strap in for some rainy afternoon reading with #ThisDarknessMine by #MindyMcGinnis @HarperCollins - I like it when my book matches my #cat 🙀

Cinfhen Book sounds good! Curious to hear your thoughts... 2y
kamoorephoto @Cinfhen I already know it‘s going to be intense and I‘m not far in yet...!! (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Keep me posted!!! Thanks 😊 2y
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