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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

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Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 1st 2020 by Sourcebooks Fire
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PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of WHAT KIND OF GIRL by Alyssa Sheinmel in exchange for my honest review.***

4.5 STARS

After months of abuse, Maya finally tells her principal that her boyfriend Mike, school Golden Boy, hits her. Soon everyone at school has an opinion including Junie, the best friend Maya never told. Junie has her own problems with anxiety disorders and her girlfriend and the two friends aren’t as close as before Mike. Junie plans a rally to get Mike ex
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lovebooks
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Great young adult book! What Kind of Girl is about teens in high school and the struggles they go through daily. Popular guy Mike’s girlfriend goes to the principals office to report he’s hit her causing a black eye. This is where the students take sides. Why didn’t she tell anyone this has been going on for months? Why didn’t she leave him? People are wondering if this is true or just for attention. This book deals with a lot of important stuff. Bulimia, abuse,self harm. I think it is a very go ...more
Ashley Holstrom
Alyssa Sheinmel is a treasure. She writes mental illness like no one else, with a stunning stream-of-consciousness style that feels real. What Kind of Girl is such an important book about what domestic violence can look like, and the many ways survivors and bystanders battle with the truth.

(Content warning for domestic violence, bulimia, and self-harm)
Bunmi
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Content warning: This book contains dating abuse, bulimia, and self-harm.

Told through multiple points of view, the story centers on best friends Maya and Juniper. The whole book takes place in a week. I found the story-telling device used is unique and really powerful.

On Monday, Maya comes to school and heads straight to the principal's office. She's there to report that her boyfriend, the golden boy of campus, hit here. And it wasn't the first time.

Juniper wants to be there for Maya. After all
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Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What Kind of Girl was exactly the question asked not only by students, but the victim herself. High school junior Maya was abused by her popular track star boyfriend Mike on several occasions. After a vicious slap that left her with a very visual black eye, Maya decided to report the abuse to the principal. Students then began to take sides- questioning the behavior of both parties involved. Maya’s best friend, Junie, tried to be there for her, but she had her own set of problems that needed to ...more
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
May 11, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
Shelves: 2020-releases, arcs
Thank you Sourcebooks for the ARC
Meghan
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from SOURCEBOOKS Fire in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This book was very eye opening just as The Hate You Give and Girl in Pieces talking about domestic violence and how some couples can not resolve their issues. This book in particular had a lot of eye opening scenes and questions such as why did she talk to her high school principal and not go to the police? Why are all her friends taking s
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Brittany
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A girl comes into school and tells the principal her boyfriend (the golden boy of the school) hit her. Ever since that day, it seems like people are taking sides. Should they believe the girlfriend, or are there secrets she’s trying to keep hidden in her story?
This book was so interesting! I absolutely loved the way this author took so many different narrators and blended their voices together to teach two big lessons; That you are never alone, and that domestic abuse is not your fault.
This b
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Estee
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it

Never judge a book by its cover...

In this book we get to peek inside the minds of two best friends, Maya and Juniper as they each navigate through high school life in the various roles they play, student, girlfriend, daughter and friend.

At first reading, the different views was a bit confusing, but I realized what was going on soon enough. The book emphasizes that are so many sides to every person and it’s not as simple as being good or bad. There are so many labels that people assign, the gol
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Sumaiya Ahmed
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
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The story starts with Maya going to her school principal to tell her that golden boy, Mike Parker, has been hitting her. It has different perspectives, Maya and Junie, the best friend. Maya’s sections have different voices, The Popular Girl and The Girlfriend, which were confusing. The section titled The Burnout was also perplexing to read.

Although the characters’ voices are vastly different, it was still a struggle to figure out whose point o
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Amanda Yates
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is actually a very difficult read. It touched on some very very serious subjects in life. Not just for kids but for adults too. It deserves your full attention when you are reading it.
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Alyssa Sheinmel is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels for young adults, including A Danger to Herself and Others and Faceless. She is the co-author of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl and its sequel, The Awakening of Sunshine Girl. Alyssa grew up in Northern California and New York, and currently lives and writes in New York City. Follow her on Instagram @alyssasheinmel and Twitt ...more