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 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. Read The Swallows By Lisa Lutz – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • The Swallows
  • Lisa Lutz
  • English
  • 08 August 2018
  • 1984818236

8 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...

  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 and makes it weirder than an SVU rerun, rompier than a lifetime original movie, less of a soul crushing depression bomb than a news story this one is, dare i say fun, and i needed some fun right now, even if that fun...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 Th...

  5. Monica 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 allowed this culture to continue This was a fast paced novel and I wa 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 complian...

  6. 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 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 reading it once I d given it somespa...

  7. 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 oral sex At the end of the year, the girl with the highest blow j...

  8. 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...

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