What Kind of Girl
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...more
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 ...more
(Content warning for domestic violence, 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more