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Girls with Sharp Sticks The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well behaved it says so on their report cards Under the watchful gaze of their Guardians, the all girl boarding school offers an array of studies and activities, from Growing a Beautiful and Prosperous Garden to Art Appreciation and Interior Design The girls learn to be the best society has to offer Absent is the difficult math coursework, or the unnecessary sciences or current events They are obedient young ladies, free from arrogance or defiance Until Mena starts to realize that their carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears.As Mena and her friends begin to uncover the dark secrets of what s actually happening there and who they really are the girls of Innovations will find out what they are truly capable of Because some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns. [PDF / Epub] ✅ Their Language of Love Author Bapsi Sidhwa – the all girl boarding school offers an array of studies and activities [PDF] ✓ Turbulence By Samit Basu – from Growing a Beautiful and Prosperous Garden to Art Appreciation and Interior Design The girls learn to be the best society has to offer Absent is the difficult math coursework ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Der letzte Held By Samit Basu ✩ – or the unnecessary sciences or current events They are obedient young ladies ➽ [Download] ✤ Agua By Bapsi Sidhwa ➲ – free from arrogance or defiance Until Mena starts to realize that their carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears.As Mena and her friends begin to uncover the dark secrets of what s actually happening there and who they really are the girls of Innovations will find out what they are truly capable of Because some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns.

10 thoughts on “Girls with Sharp Sticks

  1. jessica jessica says:

    the handmaids tale meets replica in this feminist sci fi tale that the YA genre needs i adore suzanne young i think her the program series is one of the most creative and relevant stories, so i knew the idea concept of this new series wouldnt disappoint without wanting to give away anything important, its refreshing to see so many aspects of a social issue described and personified i appreciated how this explored womens rights, combating misogyny, and the ethics or lack, thereof of gender stereotypes in very intriguing and original way.that being said, i feel like the pacing of this book does a disservice to the story itself the slowness makes what could have been a very exciting story feel boring however, everything explodes into action at the end, so i have a feeling the sequel will be better in terms of being fast paced i have my fingers crossed 3.5 stars

  2. Holly B Holly B says:

    A new Dystopian, Sci fi thriller series from Suzanne YoungI m a sucker for any setting featuring a private boarding school or academy This story is set in an elite all girls school called, Innovations Academy There is much going on than meets the eye Report cards measure beauty, compliance, poise, decorum and an attitude of obedience You get the picture.Every student is beautiful and has a sponsor , the professors are creepy and the head of staff is called the guardian and is downright sinister.Philomena becomes aware that some of her friends behavior is off and she fears that someone is playing games with their lives She stops taking her nightly brightly colored vitamins and suddenly becomes aware of things going on behind the doors of Innovations Academy.I found it suspenseful, with a few shocking somewhat predictable events and I was cheering for Mena and the girls all the way Definitely in for Book 2 in this YA series.Thanks to Simon Pulse NG for my review copy Book releases on March 19, 2019.

  3. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    Life at Innovations Academy seems great to Mena and the other girls the men might be controlling and expect very high standards from each of the young women, but that s normal, isn t it And if one of the girls were to step out of line, a punishment would be expected, because that s just how life is for exemplary girls like Mena. Boarding school setting, men being trash, and girls loving and supporting other girls if you didn t already guess, I was super here for this one as soon as I heard about it Then, once I heard that it was being reckoned to the infamous The Handmaid s Tale, I knew there was just no way I could miss out on this book Only beautiful things have value First of all, this book is terrifying It takes place in a very near future near enough that it feels like modern times and has a slight dystopian element, but it s done so well that I felt like it completely subverted everything most YA readers have come to expect from the subgenre Girls with Sharp Sticks felt like such a supremely original and unique storyline that I think it s going to be a tremendous breath of fresh air for a lot of readers You ll find that out there people won t appreciate your opinions Hold your tongue and listen It s a good lesson for all young women The thing is, the awful part about this story is how plausible it feels, and how close it strikes to home in ways The men in this book are horrible, disgusting, perverse, cruel, wicked monsters, and you should know ahead of time that you will spend so much of this book absolutely enraged by the men and by the circumstances they have created but it s a good rage A righteous rage, if you will We needed each other still do No one else could ever understand what we ve been through Together, we re strong Flowers sharing roots in a caged garden On the other hand, when you aren t spitting acid over how awful the villains here are, you ll probably be spending the rest of your time doing what I did falling irrevocably in love with these girls and their friendships with each other They are all so wonderfully supportive and kind to one another, and they care so much Mena is such a refreshing heroine because, despite her tenacity and ridiculous amounts of internal strength, she s also such a caring, worrisome, sweet soul and all she really wants in life is for herself and her loved ones to be free and safe I am at the mercy of these men Of these horrible, terrible, abusive men Beyond what I ve already said, there isn t much else I can say, because every time you think you ve got Girls with Sharp Sticks figured out, there s another twist thrown in to complicate things further, and these twists were SO GOOD I literally gasped out loud at one of them because I really never saw it coming, and that ending had me reeling I am so glad this is the beginning of a series, because I definitely need time with these characters and I can t wait to see what curveball Suzanne Young throws us next.Content warnings for misogyny, rape culture, victim shaming, assault of every variety , murder, grieving, PTSD, ableism, body shaming, talk of infertility, body horror All quotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to Simon Pulse for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review

  4. Tucker Tucker says:

    Many thanks to Lauren at Simon Schuster Children s Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Girls with kind RAZOR hearts.Open your eyes, my father said.That day I was born.You will be sweet, he promised THREATENED.You will be beautifulYou will obey FIGHT BACK.And then he I told me MYSELFAbove allYou will have a kind RAZOR heart.For that, they will love FEAR you.They will protect REVERE youThey will keep RUN FROM you.Because you belong to them NO ONE.So be a girl to make them proud AFRAID This book is The Handmaid s Tale in an evil version of Hogwarts I expected so much from this book and it delivered even So, what s this book about Girls With Sharp Sticks is set in a dystopian world where a group of girls goes to a prestigious boarding school, Innovations Academy, where they are taught to be quiet and respectful Philomena, the main character, starts to have an awakening of sorts She starts to realize that she doesn t like being forced into silence and obeying everything a man tells her She starts to question everything she s ever known and begins to investigate the shady sh t that s going down at the academy Philomena Philomena, or Mena for short, is the main character She is very calm, cool and collected Or so it seems The that Mena started to question the staff at Innovations Academy, the I liked her and found myself rooting for her Her character arc reminded me of my own development At first, when I was a smol little child, I was very shy and obedient Now, I m still shy but I swear Wait, is that an improvement I don t know My point is I loved seeing Mena bloom into a strong and determined young woman who was willing to do whatever it took to find the truth.Another thing Girls With Sharp Sticks talks about a lot is the bond between the girls Each girl cares for the others Now, I love the theme of friendship but I wish it had been delved into thoroughly We never get a backstory or explanation on how or why these girls are friends, which made things feel a bit unnatural That said, I did enjoy seeing the sisterly love that is often shared between good friends And like a hive of bees, when one was threatened, all of them were For example, when one of the professors would yell at a girl, the other girls were quick to defend.On the note of the professors, I was surprised by the fact that an all female school was run by only men I know that s the point of the book but sheesh it made me uncomfortable Staff aside, the school itself was just f ked up The stuff they were teaching the girls alone was crazy I mean there was so much wrong with Innovations Academy The staff, the rooms, the schedule, and the restrictions and rules I suppose it can be explained by the fact that this is a dystopia but there is something that has always bothered me with dystopias How do they happen Like, how does our world get to such an awful place I can understand nuclear disasters, aliens and the like But worlds like this one where girls are treated this way Wouldn t someone have the courage to speak up But I digress One thing I noticed was on Goodreads this book is marked as Contemporary and Dystopia What That doesn t make sense Or so I thought It s weird but this both feels like a contemporary romance and like a science fiction dystopia And also a mystery Even though I did see the twist coming, I still enjoyed the clues, twists, and turns Finally, my favorite part of this book was defiance and uprising As the girls begin to push back against their captors, I could feel the defiance and power bubbling in my stomach There is something so inspiring seeing people fight against evil and wrongdoing Overall, if you like to read books that will make you gasp, cry while empowering and encouraging you at the same time, Girls With Sharp Sticks is for you.Bottom Line 5 StarsAge Rating PG 13 TW Sexual Assault, Body HorrorCover 5 5 Characters 5 5 Plot 5 5 Audio Genre Science Fiction DystopiaPublication Date March 19th, 2019Publisher Simon Pulse Simon Schuster Standalone No Series Girls With Sharp Sticks 1Best Format Hardcover Paperback Goodreads Blog Twitch Pinterest Buy

  5. Felicia Felicia says:

    I m dying to read this book This is my dying face Now you know

  6. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    5 disturbing, breathtaking, irritating stars This book is definitely a combination of Ira Levin s Stepford Wives and Michael Crichton s Westworld It s an inspirational example of dystopian thriller I held my breath, bite my nails, cursed the characters but I couldn t put it down as if my eyes and hands were glued to the book It was so exciting, exhausting and definitely nerve recking experience but interestingly I enjoyed it so much Especially the last twist was memorable You may foresee, expect or not, it was good one

  7. Diana Diana says:

    Woah I loved this one It was so edgy, so wtf is going on in this school, how are the girls corrected and taught, and so aware of women rights Amazing lecture Does anybody know when the 2nd one is comig out Vid review here on November, 13rd, 2019

  8. Brittany Brittany says:

    4.5 Stars Demonstrate your value to those in attendance by showing how appealing a beautiful, obedient girl can be Hold your tongue Bat your eyes Smile Be best Just imagine for a minute if the dark and sadistic world of West World.AND Handmaid s Tale.HAD A BABY. it would be something like Girls With Sharp Sticks In Girls With Sharp Sticks, we are thrown into a world that seems to be on the edge of a New Wave of Dystopia While the normal world still goes on outside the gates of Innovations Academy. Something unworldly is happening in the Academy The Academy, a prestigious reforming school for girls are taught the essentials to become obedient submissive wives, homemakers, etc The girls are not allowed to question the men or guardians Report cards measure beauty, compliance, poise, decorum and an attitude of obedience A sudden departure from one of the girls, puts Philomena and the rest of the girls on edge Lennon Rose left without a goodbye or shoes This starts a search for answers they didn t even know they needed As the search begins, Mena starts to see things a little bit clearer She starts to see the lingering touches, the possessiveness, hears the crude comments, and notices how the girls are being basically brainwashed and programmed to do as these men say.This really pushes the girls closer together, even than before, to get to the bottom of what is happening The girls are treated so terrible, and its really sad bc at first none of them realize that the way they are treated is wrong They are physically and emotionally abused and looked upon like cattle They are limited to learning only certain things, and have no free will or freedom They ve trained you not to believe what you re told by others You have to come to it on your own I can t wake you, Philomena TIME TO WAKE UP GIRLS I absolutely ate this little nugget up There is a little something in this for everyone Its a little mix of dystopian, sci fi, action, mystery, and a very small bit of romance if that s even what you would call it The only thing that I had issues with was I thought it could have been executed a little better and if there would have been some heavy action scenes that would have been fab but I guess we cant always get what we want P Other than that, I adored it and cant wait for the next book

  9. preoccupiedbybooks preoccupiedbybooks says:

    4.5 A thrilling, horrifying and unique feminist sci fi dystopian mystery book Some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns Mena and her friends are pupils at Innovations Academy, a boarding school for girls, but something is not quite right thereThe girls start to realise that there are many dark secrets, and that nothing is as it seems.I lovvvvved this audiobook Caitlin Davies was an excellent narrator, conveying such emotion, suspense and tension She had me so hooked from early on in the book, and I was on the edge of my seat listening to her Girls with Sharp Sticks was such a gripping book, but it was pretty disturbing and brutal It was so powerful though, and really brought out the feminist in me I haven t read anything else by Suzanne Young, but I will be looking her up now because the writing was so gooood The story managed to evoke such anger, sick feelings and righteous rage in me, and yet it also elicited such feelings of love and protectiveness over these pure, sweet girls Mena Philomena was such a great main character for me, as we saw things through her eyes We are with her as she is at first oblivious and obedient, and I loved seeing her realisation and awakening I really rooted for her and the girls, and felt so shocked, panicked and furious for them I also loved the relationships between Mena and her friends They had such a strong bond, and they truly supported each other The plot felt so relevant and plausible, even though the book was set in the not so distant future Strong themes such as rape culture, gender stereotypes and misogyny were tackled, and not shied away from, which is so important I did see the major plot twist coming, and I would advise you not to look at the marketing, including the synopsis, as it links the book to some well known tv programmes..sigh Nevertheless, even though I did predict what was coming, it didn t affect my enjoyment of the story I actually almost gave Girls with Sharp Sticks a full five stars, and probably would have if it was written as a standalone I only realised part way through reading that it was in fact a seriesI think it would have been an even powerful book if it was out there on its own, and had been wrapped up, however, I am still excited for Girls with Razor Hearts, and am looking forward to spending time with these precious and funny characters

  10. Carrie Carrie says:

    Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young is the first book of a new young adult science fiction fantasy series by the same name Really this first book of the series is a bit o of genre stew as it has a bit of dystopian vibe, a bit of romance and can also be quite thrilling as the story unfolded.Philomena Mena is one of the girls attending Innovations Academy, an elite and somewhat secretive boarding school where girls are graded on looks and manners than academics When out on a field trip Mena meets a teenage boy that captures her attention which leads to the beginning of Mena and her friends catching onto things at the school that are not quite what they seem.Definitely a creepy and foreboding vibe from the very first few pages with this one Things just become and tense and thrilling as the story continues too keeping the pages turning As much fun as it was watching this one unfold I did however guess at the big reveals early on leaving me to rate this one at 3 1 2 stars but regardless I m than curious as to what will happen in another book in the series.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For reviews please visit

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