The Swallows

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • The Swallows
  • Lisa Lutz
  • English
  • 02 September 2018
  • 1984818236

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 sgoing 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. Best Download [ The Swallows ] by [ Lisa Lutz ] – onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk

13 thoughts on “The Swallows

  1. Tammy 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 humor contained 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 humor contained within the bo...

  2. karen 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 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 book does it takes predatory teenage boys, sexually exploited teenage girls, and the blind eyes and cover ups of responsible adults a...

  3. Chelsea Humphrey 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 know she can write the heck out of a story Perhaps the fact that this one felt so off base from her previous works is what threw me off initial 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 know she can write the heck out of a story Perhaps the fact that this one felt so off base from her previous works is what threw me off initially, so the predictable nature of this story left me underwhelmed and unsatisfied There are a lot of characters in this story, and it was quite difficult keeping them all straight and determining just why some were even included I love a good challenge in my reading, but I need for it to have purpose and meaning, not to just be used as a plot device to bloat the page count Upon finishing this book, I m hard pressed to tell you what genre this book...

  4. Liz 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 a third rate boarding school Lutz retains her wicked turn of phras...

  5. Jessica Woodbury 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 exi...

  6. Judy says:

    This is my first Lisa Lutz book and I really enjoyed the read This was so off the wall that I didn t take any of it seriously and just went with it I don t think the book was meant to be serious although there are some deep seated male female issues shining through You can read the intro to find out what the book it about, but let me tell you what I liked.I thought the character Alex Witt was badass her mother was as well so she got it honest Gemma was a true leader and her decisiveness This is my first Lisa Lutz book and I really enjoyed the read This was so off the wall that I didn t take any of it seriously and just went with it I don t think the book was meant to be serious although there are some deep seated male female issues shining through You can read the intro to find out what the book it about, but let me tell you what I liked.I thought the character Alex Witt was badass her mother was as well so she got it honest Gemma was a true leader and her decisiveness helped move the story along Most of the males were immature jerks The headmaster was totally clueless I thought the blowchart was a nice touch.The writing, the characters, and the plot all kept me interested I will probably pick up another of Lisa Lutz s books soon because I enjoyed the writing...

  7. Dennis says:

    I ve never read anything by Lisa Lutz, but after devouring The Swallows , I think I may need to catch up on her previous works When new teacher, Alex Witt, begins her tenure at Stonebridge Academy, she starts noticing some secretive activity between some of her students and the faculty at large There s mentions of a social hierarchy between student classes the Ten, as they like to be called are the social elite and there s one for each year in the school Alex also starts finding out about a I ve never read anything by Lisa Lutz, but after devouring The Swallows , I think I may need to catch up on her previous works When new teacher, Alex Witt, begins her tenure at Stonebridge Academy, she starts noticing some secretive activity between some of her students and the faculty at large There s mentions of a social hierarchy between student classes the Ten, as they like to be called are the social elite and there s one for each year in the school Alex also starts finding out about a secretive gathering of male students that keep mentioning The Darkroom Although teaching is not her passion, Alex stumbles on disturbing facts that she cannot allow to keep hidden Why is Stonebridge Academy trying so hard to keep the status quo when there s serious allegations and controversies happening under their discretion Before I get any hate, I know that the story in The Swallows is a little all over the place at time...

  8. Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows) says:

    Stonebridge Academy has some secrets and the Darkroom is at the heart of it Alex Witt, who has just joined as a teacher and quickly learns of the all too well known boys will be boys phenomena going on No one has been able to stop it What will it take and when is enough enough I absolutely love Witt s character The Blowchart she makes, while you may first giggle at the title comparative to the subject matter, you quickly learn the true meaning and the lesson behind it all LOVE the final Stonebridge Academy has some secrets and the Darkroom is at the heart of it Alex Witt, who has just joined as a teacher and quickly learns of the all too well known boys will be boys phenomena going on No one has been able to stop it What will it take and when is enough enough I absolutely love Witt s character The Blowchart she makes, while you may first giggle at the title comparative to the subject matter, you quickly learn the true meaning and the lesson behind it all LOVE the final message The issue here is that when there s an academy school such as this where certain traditions continue because people are too afraid to speak up to save their own asses, it t...

  9. Liz Barnsley says:

    A toxic ball of nastiness pervades a prep school and it s girls v boys in a twisted yet terrifyingly realistic scenario Full review near UK publication 10th Sept.

  10. Misty 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 ora...

  11. Lisa says:

    This latest by Lutz is gripping, darkly funny, and whip smart I am a sucker for an isolated college campus populated by people with lots of secrets delicious and twisty.

  12. Lynne Lambdin says:

    Let me start this little spiel by praising Lisa Lutz I ve loved her talent for quite some time Shoot, I am even one of the few who genuinely loved Heads You Lose Which I still suggest for a fun read on Reddit all the time And the Spellman series permanently bonded me to Lisa Lutz as a fan So I went into The Swallows with my hopes so high that your kiss book might kill me like the wise men of Dashboard Confessional once sang So I guess we can consider me dead because my hopes were butchered Let me start this little spiel by praising Lisa Lutz I ve loved her talent for quite some time Shoot, I am even one of the few who genuinely loved Heads You Lose Which I still suggest for a fun read on Reddit all the time And the Spellman series permanently bonded me to Lisa Lutz as a fan So I went into The Swallows with my hopes so high that your kiss book might kill me like the wise men of Dashboard Confessional once sang So I guess we can consider me dead because my hopes were butchered up and buried Headless hope or not, The Swallows, will not deter me from readingfrom Liza Lutz But let the rambling and murder comparisons come to a halt and I ll spill the tea The Swallows is told from many points of views strike one Some of those views include Ms W...

  13. Alexa says:

    The Swallows was ridiculous and over the top and I loved it If you re looking for Sex Education Netflix in book form for the MeToo generation, this is your book Just make sure you go in wanting a bit of a romp, because I think if taken too seriously, The Swallows won t land It s a fun book.It s multi POV, 1st person with helpful chapter headings to let you know whose POV you re in I only had to go back to remind myself who I was with once or twice honestly it s a case where it could have The Swallows was ridiculous and over the top and I loved it If you re looking for Sex Education Netflix in book form for the MeToo generation, this is your book Just make sure you go in wanting a bit of a romp, because I think if taken too seriously, The Swallows won t land It s a fun book.It s multi POV, 1st person with helpful chapter headings to let you know whose POV you re in I only had to go back to remind myself who I was with once or twice honestly it s a case where it could have easily been in third limited and felt the same the whole book has a punchy adult literary tone that really works Alex Witt is our primary main character, the daughter of a famous crime fiction writer who fled her last teaching job in scandal and has landed at Stonebridge, a middling boarding school with a dark secret.The secret is sex The boys are garbage and treat the girls like sex objects There s this whole not so secret society thing where the boys have a digital locker room of sorts where they rate g...