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Katherine Tegen Books
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5.2 X 7.8 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds

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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.


"Intense pacing propels the gripping story... This powerful, harrowing, and compassionate story humanizes addiction and will challenge readers to rethink what they may believe about addicts. From the horrific first line to the hopeful yet devastating conclusion, McGinnis knocks it out of the park."--School Library Journal (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)
"[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."--ALA Booklist
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 (starred review)
"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)
"McGinnis gracefully avoids the pitfalls of creating a teenage vigilante, instead maintaining a sense of piercing realism."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
An unflinching look at rape culture and its repercussions."--Kirkus Reviews (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."--The Globe and Mail
"Your heart may still be pounding after you've finished this book."--New York Times Book Review
Praise for This Darkness Mine "Rich imagery and a ruthless protagonist propel the novel forward to its shocking, ominous conclusion."--Booklist
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
"McGinnis can surely tell a story."--USA Today
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)
"Those in search of fierce female survivalist characters need look no further than this."--Booklist