What Kind of Girl

What Kind of Girl

"Both timely and timeless, a powerful exploration of abuse in its many forms, as well as the strength it takes to rise up and speak your truth."—AMBER SMITH, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be

What kind of girl stays after her boyfriend hits her?

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's office and said Mike hit her. But her classmates have questions. Why did she go to the principal and not the police? Why did she stay so long if Mike was hurting her? Obviously, if it's 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.

From New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel comes an unflinching and resonant tale that examines how society treats women and girls and inspires the power to claim your worth.

Praise for What Kind of Girl:
"A poignant, thought-provoking novel that will resonate deeply."—Kirkus
"A rallying cry."—Booklist
"I immediately saw myself in this book, which so thoroughly explains the thought process when coming to terms with victimhood and survivorship. I felt understood."—Chessy Prout, author of I Have the Right To
"Important, raw, timely, and ultimately hopeful…demands readers discuss the trauma of teen dating violence and how girls are so often taught—even expected—to internalize their victimization."—Shannon M. Parker, author of The Girl Who Fell and The Rattled Bones

Title:What Kind of Girl
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    What Kind of Girl Reviews

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Even though this took me a little longer to read than I expected (because some of the scenes were pretty anxiety inducing for me), it was SO worth the time I spent with it. This book is a hard read fo...

  • sarah xoxo

    4.5 rounded to 5 stars'What Kind of Girl' is the type of book that has the ability to deeply affect many people. This book impacted me in a visceral way, and I can tell that I will be left thinking ab...

  • Katie

    This was a tough book to read, which I expected going in. Somehow, I still wasn't quite prepared for how *physically sick* some parts made me feel.Overall, I think the author handled it beautifully. I...

  • Holly

    What kind of girl stays with a boyfriend after he hits her? This is the question that one of our two protagonists continues to ask herself because she stayed for several months and she doesn’t know ...

  • Carlene Inspired

    Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.4.5 StarsA young adult aged novel that explores themes of substance abuse, domestic violence, self harm, and sexuality. Written in a clever way, What Ki...

  • Tijana

    3.5 starsARC provided via Netgalley. Thanks, guys! Hey, you!You reading this book's reviews!Stop it! Stop it immediately!Okay, you can read mine, now that you're here, because I promise I'll keep it c...

  • Bookphenomena (Micky)

    WHAT KIND OF GIRL was such an interesting read that addressed some relevant but less written-about themes in the context of physical abuse in a dating situation in YA. There are some additional trigge...

  • MissBecka Gee

    I loved how part #1 unfolded; revealing different POVs a tiny bit at a time.I do wish that the author had changed the format starting with part #2.I think it would have worked better for me.Obviously ...

  • Alison

    I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review. So, ta-da! Here it is:Video review: https://youtu.be/x62IJLosh8EThe synopsis of this was a little misleading because while this does focus o...

  • Amber (The Book Bratz)

    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz *Trigger Warning: depictions of dating abuse, bulimia, self harm & drug use* It has been a few days since I have read What Kind of Girl and I a...