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These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen
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May 29, 2012

really liked it
Read in May, 2012

Do you remember how you met your best friend?

Cate is a new features editor for Gloss magazine. She’s younger than the other editors and is working hard to prove herself to her peers and her boss. Cate has a secret that could jeopardize her career. Renee is a writer for the beauty section of Gloss. Although Renee is friendly, smart and pretty, she has body esteem issue. She is applying for the position of beauty editor and will go to extreme lengths to look the part. Abby was Annabelle’s nanny. When she becomes too involved with Annabelle’s family, she moves to New York for a fresh start.

These three women become roommates and eventually friends. I liked how Pekkanen showed the growth of friendship- how the women slowly got to know each other, were able to drop their barriers and share their secrets and their fears. Each chapter alternates between the three characters. This shared narrative allows readers to get to know the real story behind each character.

I’ve read Pekkanen’s previous novels and this story was also enjoyable. She creates characters that you care about and situations that will make you think and question what you would do in a similar situation. Book clubs will enjoy discussing the themes of friendship, family, love and success. If you’re looking for a story that will make you laugh, cry and want to call your best friend, you’ll want to read These Girls.
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