The Resource The swallows, Lisa Lutz

The swallows, Lisa Lutz

Label
The swallows
Title
The swallows
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Lutz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What do you love? What do you hate? What do you want? It starts with this simple writing prompt from Alex Witt, Stonebridge Academy's new creative writing teacher. When the students' answers raise disturbing questions of their own, Ms. Witt knows there's more going on the school than the faculty wants to see. She soon learns about The Ten--the students at the top of the school's social hierarchy--as well as their connection to something called The Darkroom. Ms. Witt can't remain a passive observer. She finds the few girls who've started to question the school's "boys will be boys" attitude and incites a resistance that quickly becomes a movement. But just as it gains momentum, she also attracts the attention of an unknown enemy who knows a little too much about her--including what brought her to Stonebridge in the first place. Meanwhile, Gemma, a defiant senior, has been plotting her attack for years, waiting for the right moment. Shy loner Norman hates his role in the Darkroom, but can't find the courage to fight back until he makes an unlikely alliance. And then there's Finn Ford, an English teacher with a shady reputation who keeps one eye on his literary ambitions and one on Ms. Witt. As the school's secrets begin to trickle out, a boys-versus-girls skirmish turns into an all-out war, with deeply personal--and potentially fatal--consequences for everyone involved. Lisa Lutz's blistering, timely tale shows us what can happen when silence wins out over decency for too long--and why the scariest threat of all might be the idea that sooner or later, girls will be girls
Summary
When a creative writing assignment leads to unsettling allegations about her school's indifference to sexual assault, a new teacher organizes a group of marginalized girls in an escalating gender war
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
  • Alex Award, 2020.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10795296
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lutz, Lisa
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Boarding schools
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Teachers
  • Creative writing
Target audience
adult
Label
The swallows, Lisa Lutz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"She thought the truth would set them free"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
504 pages
Isbn
9781785656279
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The swallows, Lisa Lutz
Publication
Note
"She thought the truth would set them free"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
504 pages
Isbn
9781785656279
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print

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