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Girls with Sharp Sticks

Girls with Sharp Sticks, Book 1
Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
Series: Girls with Sharp Sticks, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
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Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this start to a thrilling, subversive near-future series from New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Young about a girls-only private high school that is far more than it appears to be.

Some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns.

The girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved - it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them better. Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. Free from troublesome opinions or individual interests. 

But the girls’ carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening there - and who they really are - the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back. 

Bringing the trademark plot twists and high-octane drama that made Program a best-selling and award-winning series, Suzanne Young launches a new series that confronts some of today's most pressing ethical questions.

©2019 Suzanne Young (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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  • LL
  • 23-03-2019

Already Sharpening My Stick!

I had this book on pre-order the minute it was announced because I really love Suzanne Young's writing. Girls with Sharp Sticks starts a new series with a very scary premise: young girls are being trained to be "better girls"--obedient, charming, beautiful and vapid...that is until one girl sets off a chain of events that changes everything. At its core, GwSS is a good dystopian story and I got into it immediately. If you are really paying attention, you will discover many parallels to the world of today and the here and now. Hearing one of the characters tell the girls to "be best" gave me an uncomfortable little giggle. BTW, the book is the beginning of a new series and made me want to find out what happens next. I won't compare this book to other works because of spoilers. Let me just say that I am "waving my hands in a jazzy hooray" (one of my favorite lines) and feeling like a powerful woman this night. My favorite Suzanne Young book to date.

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  • NMwritergal
  • 24-03-2019

Derivative but entertaining

Young generally delivers a readable and fairly entertaining book. This one starts a bit slow, but hang in there. You can pretty much guess most of the twists, but it was a good read nonetheless. In particular, the relationship between the girls at the boarding school. Nice to read something where the female characters aren’t enemies, but rather, the best of friends.

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  • Nic_reeves_writes
  • 02-02-2020

what a ride

Disturbingly entertaining. I couldn't stop until I'd heard it all, the narrator was a wonderful choice. looking forward to the sequel!

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  • Mia
  • 23-03-2019

Best new YA series so far this year

At times very very realistic. Time flies. Get excited to meet these brave special girls.

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  • LuckyLucy
  • 24-09-2020

Loved it

There are definitely parts of the book where you can start to anticipate what’s going to happen next so I can’t say that I was entirely surprised with the conclusion. That said, this was a book I had a hard time “putting down”. 

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  • AlexAB
  • 10-09-2020

loved it!

beautiful book that triggered, angered, inspired and had me holding my breath for s fee secs at a time. Its thr lesson every young girl needs to learn when entering adulthood

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  • Avid Reader
  • 02-09-2020

Wonderful Girls!

This is an amazing books, showing the potential of all girls. Will have to look up this author for other books. Such a good read/listen!

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  • AMasinelli
  • 24-08-2020

Good story but very predictable

I'm not going to give away any spoilers but the big final reveal at the end of the book... I definitely called that within the first couple chapters. Overall it was a good story and kept me interested and it was still worth it even though it's easy to predict what's going to happen next.

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  • Gary Nguyen
  • 26-03-2019

loved the book!!!

loved the book, it had me on edge at all times wondering whats going to happen next! was sick too my at first but i realized why later!

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  • Joanne
  • 14-05-2019

First review was an utter spoiler

Not sure why I bothered finishing this book. First review I read said hand maidens tale meets west world. That’s it. Nothing terribly original beyond that.

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