The Initial Insult

Mindy McGinnis (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
February 23, 2021
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.4 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062982421

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About the Author

Mindy McGinnis is the author of Not a Drop to Drink and its companion, In a Handful of Dust, as well as This Darkness Mine, The Female of the Species, Given to the Sea, Heroine, and the Edgar Award-winning novel A Madness So Discreet. A graduate of Otterbein University with a BA in English literature and religion, Mindy lives in Ohio. You can visit her online at www.mindymcginnis.com.

Reviews

"Each word has been specifically chosen, each character superbly and humanly sculpted, the plot line masterfully completed. McGinnis plays with the readers and they are at her mercy."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
"This is an astoundingly dark but beautifully written tragedy."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"[I]t's raw. Not "raw for YA." Real-deal raw. And violent. And unforgettable. McGinnis explores both and she goes there in a way no one really has before in YA."--Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"Your heart may still be pounding after you've finished this book."--New York Times Book Review
"McGinnis can surely tell a story."--USA Today
"Those in search of fierce female survivalist characters need look no further than this."--Booklist
Praise for Heroine: "[A] realistic portrayal of how easy it is to develop an opiate addiction and the very real consequences of addiction. A timely and important message for teens everywhere."--Booklist
"If Edgar Allan Poe came back to write the scariest high school murder story ever, it probably wouldn't be half as good as Mindy McGinnis's The Initial Insult. You must read this book!" --James Patterson
Praise for This Darkness Mine: "Rich imagery and a ruthless protagonist propel the novel forward to its shocking, ominous conclusion."--Booklist
McGinnis is known for writing tough female protagonists and gritty realism, and she holds nothing back in this latest novel. Ashley is angry, vulnerable, smart, and compelling, and her journey is marked by setbacks, terror, and plenty of gross-out moments. This captivating, fast-paced novel is Hatchet for an older crowd. Highly recommended where adventure and survival fiction are popular.--School Library Journal
Praise for A Madness So Discreet: "McGinnis excels at rich character development; every person readers meet makes a dramatic impact on the story and on Grace."--School Library Journal
Expertly crafted and absolutely chilling. Mindy McGinnis holds nothing back in this twisty, ruthlessly compelling story of a friendship gone wrong.--Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying
Praise for Be Not Far from Me: McGinnis' visceral and emotional tale features a strong, stubborn, and alarmingly capable protagonist with unwavering respect for the natural world... Impossible to put down.--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Female of the Species: "[A] gripping story that should be read and discussed by teens, as well as those who work with them."--Booklist
Lush, dangerous, and deliciously twisty, The Initial Insult is an Appalachian Gothic for the ages. A smart and vital reworking of one of Poe's most chilling stories.--Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes series
Praise for Not a Drop to Drink: "The intensity of action moves the story forward, but not at the expense of character development. The honest and hopeful ending-while not 'happily ever after'--will resonate with readers and leave them asking for more."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"McGinnis gracefully avoids the pitfalls of creating a teenage vigilante, instead maintaining a sense of piercing realism."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A compassionate, compelling, and terrifying story about a high school softball player's addiction to opioids. The writing is visceral, and following Mickey as she rationalizes about her addiction is educative and frightening. A cautionary tale that exposes the danger of prescription medications by humanizing one victim of America's current epidemic."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"An unflinching look at rape culture and its repercussions."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
McGinnis draws heavily upon the works of Edgar Allan Poe to deliver a gripping modern retelling of "The Cask of Amontillado." Tress and -Felicity are expertly fleshed out. Their linked tragedy and trauma is expressed in prose that is by turns gritty and heart-rending, and they join a lineup of strong, flawed, and intriguing McGinnis main characters. As the first book in a duology, the story ends in a cliff-hanger, which heightens anticipation for the second installment. Well-versed Poe fans will gobble this up, but the heartache, revenge, and -anger that ooze from these pages should -entice any reader.--School Library Journal (starred review)