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Those Girls (Jinx #1)

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THOSE GIRLS are Jinx Slater and Liberty Latiffe: lovely, rich, and wild seventeen-year-olds at the exclusive Stagmount School for Girls. They have the glittery seaside town of Brighton and an endless flow of cash at their fingertips. Nothing—not even their vile ex-housemistress—can slow them down in their pursuit of fun.

Then snobby new girl Stella Fox shows up and naïve L

Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 4th 2007 by Razorbill
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Bought this at a used book store in Amsterdam because how cool is that?!

Well, not so cool, actually, when the book is as flimsy and superficial as this.

I imagine this is like a bargain-brand Gossip Girl (though I've never read the books or seen the show, so that's merely speculation). It doesn't matter.

This is a book about terribly rich British prep school girls taking ecstasy and playing tricks on their teachers. The characters are absurdly one-dimensional, the storyline is preposterously fo
Aug 22, 2011 Annette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous British crack - oops, I mean ‘story’.


'Jin, I’ve been drawing that fucking crab for three hours now, and it’s starting to freak me out. I keep looking into its dead staring eyes and thinking it’s trying to talk to me.'

Jinx Slater is in the lower sixth of England’s most exclusive school for girls, Stagmount. She and her best friend Liberty live life to then fullest and delight in causing mayhem. When the mysterious new girl Stella Fox arrives, things change dramatically.

Kim Pet
Jul 15, 2015 Kim Pet rated it it was amazing
Omg- I'm so glad I'm not in High School anymore, and especially not with these girls!! 'Those Girls' is a coming-to-reality story told from the perspectives of 3 frien-emies, who all eventually realize that life doesn't revolve around them, they are better off just being themselves, and that honesty really will clear up most issues in life. Wise and brilliantly written in 'teenage voice'- I can hear my High School self in the characters.. girls talking about me "like I wasn't a real person with ...more
Aug 02, 2011 Amber rated it did not like it
I was unable to finish this book because I found it extremely boring. This rarely happens to me, I usually try to finish a book no matter what.
Nov 15, 2007 Tamar rated it did not like it
I wish I could give this negative stars...
May 01, 2009 Morganne rated it really liked it
This book is about two girls, Jinx Slater and Liberty Latiffe, that live in Britain and go to a all girls boarding school called Stagmount. Jinx and Liberty are best friends and are pretty popular. They have a teacher that doesn't care what they do, a whole bunch of girls that admire them and a whole town waiting for them to come and enjoy. Jinx and Liberty have a window in there room that is almost too easy to escape from, So whenever they can they like to sneak out and stay out all night. Mrs. ...more
Aug 12, 2010 Marieme rated it did not like it
Those Girls

By Sara Lawrence
320pp. Penguin Group.
ISBN-13: 9781595141699
ISBN: 1595141693

Jinx Slater and Liberty Latiffe are best friends and they're finally in charge at their exclusive high school, the Stagmount School for Girls. Jinx and Liberty are both rich and run wild, doing whatever they want. The girls are having as much fun as they want with as much money, alcohol and drugs as they want, until Stella Fox, a snobby new girl at school, shows up and changes everything. Jinx soon finds hersel
From the first line (which made me laugh so hard), I knew that this would be the kind of quirky book I usually read and I was hooked. I'd put it up but I don't think it's really appropriate, if you get my drift.

Jinx Slater is up to complete mischief, and having just sweet-talked Liberty's strict father into letting her stay at Stagmount, life is good and the pair are set on enjoy themselves by harassing the teachers they hate.

Insert: Stella Fox. Ahh Stella. What can I say about Stella? She is no
Tiny Pants
Mar 14, 2010 Tiny Pants rated it it was ok
So this is what happens when vampire books -- even repackaged Christopher Pike vampire books from 1992 -- start taking up all the shelf space at the regular bookstore. You wind up with a suddenly huge YA section at the remainder book store, which is usually best for bizarre inaccuracies (e.g. a book predicting that the 2008 presidential race would be between Hillary Clinton and Condoleeza Rice) and weird hey-I-remember-that moments (e.g. cast guide to The Real World circa 2001, self-help books f ...more
Lindsey Laubacher
Jinx and Liberty have been the most popular girls at their private school in Europe for years. They have been best friends for years as well, and nothing, not even their evil house mistress, could ruin that. That is, until Stella Fox shows up. From the get go, Jinx does not like Stella, but Stella and Liberty instantly become friends. Jinx is obviously jealous of their new friendship, especially since she can see the truth about Stella. After talking to an old friend, Jinx learns harmful new ser ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Jinx Slater can do no wrong at Stagmount School for Girls in Brighton, England. She can even convince her best friend Liberty Lattife's father to let Liberty remain at Stagmount for previous transgressions. The only person that Jinx can't sweet talk is the house-mistress of their dorm. But Jinx and her friends have been able to get away with tormenting her and not getting in too serious of trouble.

But after the start of term, Stella Fox, the new girl, arri
Jun 19, 2010 Thebookhour rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous British crack - oops, I mean ‘story’. Thoroughly satisfying read. :-)

My Review:

Just this side of `Desperate Housewives’ crazy when it comes to realism, this book hits the mark. If you’ve been to a girl’s boarding school then everything coming out of this author’s head would seem plausible and certainly familiar. The screw driver to release the window’s safety catch, exeat weekends, terrible school food and pupils with stories more horrifying than most people would initially realise etc.
Feb 28, 2013 Tan rated it liked it
Originally reviewed - 4/24/08

Yes this is another clique-esque book. But the characters are so sweet and likable that you can't help......not liking them. The girls in this book use their powers of infinite popularity for good not evil like certain other book series. It was refreshing reading about girls who love to eat and aren't to worried about the way they will look after grubbin' (yeah I said grubbin') on hamburgers, onion rings and a nilla-strawberry shake. I like Sara Lawrence's decision t
Oct 30, 2014 Amber rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish the book- so boring.
Mar 12, 2008 Kirsty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book about life in the sixth form of a private school. There were real laugh out loud moments, and I thought it portrayed teenagers and their thoughts very well. I also liked that this book didn't have the usual 'everyone lives happily ever after' ending. Great read.
Jan 07, 2012 Iforeverreads is currently reading it
you know actually i think this book is very confusing and seems like alot of info is skipped over i mean it is a very good book but its like something is missing i hope the next one is better
Laura Sanchez
Jun 10, 2014 Laura Sanchez rated it it was ok
This was quite a book, in the sense of what-did-I-just-read. Extremely random and cheeky at parts, but it somehow redeemed itself at the end and earned that second star.
Sep 25, 2008 Sophie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This seemed like it should have been one of those mindless YA books, but despite having the storyline of one, the writing made it seem more than that.
Poor young adult that relies on swearing, bitchy comments and sexual references. Disappointing.
Aug 01, 2010 Marloes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice book. Fun to see how much a private school in England differs from the schools here.
This book just not good to wasnt a good attention grabber
Dec 22, 2010 Megan rated it it was amazing
Great light reading for when I wanted something fun.
Jul 30, 2007 Sarah rated it did not like it
I couldn't even finish this. Don't waste your time.
Can't Wait to read the next book
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Sara Lawrence is a writer and journalist. The Those Girls series is based on her years at the elite Roedean School. Sara lives in Brighton and Ibiza.
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