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Girls With Sharp Sticks

Girl with Sharp Sticks Cover

Girls With Sharp Sticks

Suzanne Young
Monday, Apr 15, 2019

Mena, a girl at the Innovations Academy, has her eyes opened and wants more out of life than to be stuck being a possession. She and her friends meet a boy named Jackson while out, and come up with a plan to escape from the perfection and obedience of the Academy. I love the cover because it goes to show that under a mask of perfection there is always another side hidden underneath.

The idea of having to be perfect all the time and emotionless was a strong point in this book. I feel that girls today feel that obedience and perfection is the key to being wanted in society as this book puts it. Also, the fact that working together was shown as being strong made a good point about how being with people you care about makes you stronger than you are independently. The impulse control therapy scene in the book made me squeamish and was very detailed which I had not expected. It was a good book though, and I'm glad that it all made sense in the end because the therapy didn't make sense at first. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the second book to come out.

This review was contributed by: 
Kennedy E from Monticello YAAC

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