The Swallows


      The Swallows
A new teacher at a New England prep school ignites a gender war with deadly consequences in a provocative novel from the bestselling author of The Passenger and the Spellman Files series 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 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. Read The Swallows – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of the six books in the Spellman series, How to Start a Fire, Heads you Lose with David Hayward , and the children s book, How to Negotiate Everything illustrated by Jaime Temairik Her latest book, The Passenger, a psychological thriller, will be published March 2016 by Simon and Schuster Lutz has won the Alex award and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel.Although she attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, the University of Leeds in England, and San Francisco State University, she still does not have a bachelor s degree Lisa spent most of the 1990s hopping through a string of low paying odd jobs while writing and rewriting the screenplay Plan B, a mob comedy After the film was made in 2000, she vowed she would never write another screenplay Lisa lives in the Hudson Valley, NY.

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  • Hardcover
  • 399 pages
  • The Swallows
  • Lisa Lutz
  • English
  • 13 September 2017
  • 1984818236

10 thoughts on “ The Swallows

  1. says:

    A new teacher at a third rate boarding school assigns to her creative writing students the task of answering what appear to be innocent questions The answers reveal muchthan she anticipated not only about the students themselves but about hidden activities occurring at the school Cleverly done, with a powerful message this novel is amusing as well as uncomfortable What bothered me most was that a friend s son spoke of a similar situation at his high school so despite the hu...

  2. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE this book is campy and silly while dealing with some very serious subject matter and all those earnest hand wringing folks will likely ask if this is what we need right now as a society, but today seduced by the unexpected option i bought lavender scented roach spray, and now i will forever associate bug extermination with vaporized grannies, so there are a lot of things we do not need as a society, but which make unpleasant things just a little bit weirder and that s what this NOW AVAILABLE this book is campy and silly while dealing with some very serious subject matter and all those earnest hand wringing folks will likely ask if this is what we need right now as a society, but today seduced by the unexpected option i bought ...

  3. says:

    4.5 stars, rounded upI was a huge fan of Lutz s The Passenger and the entire Spellman series While the Spellman books were all just great fun, The Passenger showed she had the chops to do an intriguing, serious mystery With The Swallows, we get something different again Alex Witt arrives at a New England boarding school thinking she s going to teach English Lit, but gets handed creative writing instead This isn t some posh school, it seems to behalf baked than serious And what a cast 4.5 stars, rounded upI was a huge fan of Lutz s The Passenger and the entire Spellman series While the Spellman books were all just great fun, The Passenger showed she had the chops to do an intriguing, serious mystery With The Swallows, we get something different again Alex Witt arrives at a New England boarding school thinking she s going to teach English Lit, but gets handed creative writing instead This isn t some posh school, it seems to behalf baked than serious And what a cast of characters We hear not only from Alex, but a variety of teachers and students The students run the gamut of teenage personalities, but the adults other than Alex are off the chart weird as you would expect of anyone teaching at...

  4. says:

    Dang it Honestly, it pains me to give this one anything less than a stellar review, as Lisa Lutz is one of my favorite authors, and I credit her Spellman Files series to getting me out of a multi year reading slump All that to say, please take this review with a grain of salt, and know full well that I could be the outlier here, due to the fact that I k...

  5. says:

    At the beginning of this book I thought, Okay, this clearly takes place in a fictional universe of boarding school novels where we have dropped all pretense that anything in it is real or related to real life And I was willing to suspend my disbelief for that Boarding school novels can be campy fun or dark microcosms of teenage misbehavior I m down for that This is a school where the staff is made up of checks notes six adults while there are 400 students, though we only ever meet about At the beginning of this book I thought, Okay, this clearly takes place in a fictional universe of boarding school novels where we have dropped all pretense that anything in it is real or related to real life And I was willing to suspend my disbelief for that Boarding school novels can be campy fun or dark microcosms of teenage misbehavior I m down for that This is a school where the staff is made up of checks notes six adults while there are 400 students, though we only ever meet about ten of these students and the rest of them seem to not actually exist Okay, whatever, let s do it.Around a third of the way through I thought, Okay, we re going to get some interesting gender wars here Maybe this is satire It could be satire Nothing in it feels all that satirical but the lack of realism and the committed to weirdness plot could mean satire Let s wait for some sharp topical insight And I waited I should have stopped readi...

  6. says:

    Although painful to read in some places, due to the horrific actions of a few, this was an amazing book Clearly 5 for me The message it brings to light is similar to the new form of hazing bullying that is greatly magnified with social media But the story is much deeper than the flippant technology is bad philosophy By the end of the story, we learn the origins of the behavior and compliance of many adults, are what has ...

  7. says:

    Find all of my reviews at 4.5 StarsNon ducor, duco I am not led I leadIn what has become a season of mediocre reactions and wrongreading, allow me to take a moment for a book that made me sayLisa Lutz is an author who has been on my radar basically since I became active on Goodreads, but one I avoided in fear of disappointing my Goodreads friends I did finally buy The Spellman Files a couple of weeks ago when I found it at HPB clearance Find all of my reviews at 4.5 StarsNon ducor, duco I am not led I leadIn what has become a season of mediocre reactions and wrongreading, allow me to take a moment for a book that made me sayLisa Lutz is an author who has been on my radar basically since I bec...

  8. says:

    This little gem, set in a private north eastern co ed boarding school, manages to merge the overtly sexual focus of hormonal teenage boys, with the insecurity of teenage girls and the consequences of no adult supervision The result is a maelstrom of angst that results in violence that any attentive teacher or administrator should have seen coming from a mile away The plot focuses on a group of over indulged, privileged boys who rate the performance of eager to please teenage girls as they drop This little gem, set in a private north eastern co ed boarding school, manages to merge the overtly sexual focus of hormonal teenage boys, with the insecurity of teenage girls and the consequences of no adult supervision The result is a maelstrom of angst that results in violence that any attentive teacher or administrator should have seen coming from a mile away The plot focuses on a group of over indulged, privileged boys who rate the performance of eager to please teenage girls as they drop to their knees to offer oral sex At the end of the year, the girl with the highest blow job score who is almost always in the dark regarding the entire process is then declared the winner of the Dulcinea Award Though the a...

  9. says:

    Having read and enjoyed a book by Lisa Lutz before I was really expecting to really enjoy The Swallows however that really didn t turn out to be the case Just picking this one up I began thinking it has a bit of an identity problem as it felt like a cross between an adult novel and a young adult read.The main character in The Swallows is actually an adult, Alexandra Witt, who has found herself in the position of needing a new teaching job This brings Ms Witt to Stonebridge Academy where after Having read and enjoyed a book by Lisa Lutz before I was really expecting to really enjoy The Swallows however that really didn t turn out to be the case Just picking this one up I began thinking it has a bit of an identity problem as it felt like a cross between an adult novel and a young adult read.The main character in The Swallows is actually an adult, Alexandra Witt, who has found herself in the pos...

  10. says:

    I received a complimentary copy from Random House.This was a thought provoking and entertaining read and so muchthan just a suspense book What do you love What do you hate What do you want This is the writing prompt from Alex Witt, the new creative writing teacher at Stonebridge Academy boarding school The students answers bring out some disturbing revelations There s a social hierarchy at school that involves The Darkroom Ms Witt unifies the girls at the school into a resistance I received a complimentary copy from ...

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