The Girls Are All So Nice Here
A lot has changed in the years since Ambrosia Wellington graduated from college, and she’s wo ...more
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What makes this story unique and different from the other mental abuse, bullying stories? Well this time our narrator is one of those means girls: ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to meet with Ambrosia Wellington! She did something really bad and hurt someone: there is no turning back from that deadly mistake and she has been paying her dues for 10 years.
She is mostly layin ...more
Ambrosia “Amb” Wellington receives a note regarding her 10-year college reunion. She is instantly appalled with the thought of attending. She remembers being the new girl during freshman year, and somehow making friends with Sloane “Sully” Sullivan. The thing is, Amb was a decent human being before attending college...and Sully wasn’t. Caught up in the high of being noticed by Sully, they were both detrimental in the destruction of another college student.
One of the biggest strengths of the novel is the characterisation and the variety. We have lovely, fragrant Flora who is wholesome and pretty to the absolute extreme ...more
I was so excited by the cover and the plot summary but I just didn't connect with the read, I wish I could say that I enjoyed it more but perhaps I wasn't the right audience.
This story tells, in alternative chapters, the story of Ambrosia Wellington's freshman year at Wesleyan College as well as her life 10 years later at her college reunion. Ambrosia i ...more
So, the only time I have to read anymore is in the middle of the night. It's unfortunate, but at least it's nice and quiet (with the exception of the snoring coming from my two hundred pound St. Bernard and three Pugs), and I can really focus.
Normally, I divide a book into thirds, and try to read around 33% for three consecutive nights. With The Girls Are All So Nice Here, I read 34% the first night, and the rest last night...because I could no ...more
(It should also be noted that this book needs a “trigger warning” for almost every horrible issue a woman can experience.)
“Mean girls” who did bad things in their teenage years (and are forced to reckon with them as adults) have been a common trope in popular thrillers all year, so at first I thought this book would underwhelm me (especially after reading the great “Girl Gone Mad” on a similar theme). The book starts a little ...more
Wow! This book packs a wallop and leaves a bruise on your soul. I don't remember the last book that left me as unsettled as this one. I believe this is a debut work for Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, and she is absolutely one to watch for in the future. I don't want to give too much away about it because part of the draw is figuring out who knows what and when, but needless to say, it a dark, twisted ride that left my mouth hanging open at the end.
This is a dual-timel ...more
The characters are what really drove this story for me.
It's highly addictive getting sucked into their fuckery.
Thanks goes to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for my DRC.
If you like a slightly sinister campus novel with a twist of revenge, this one should scratch your itch. Slutty party girl antics can destroy lives. All it takes is a stolen smartphone and a sociopathic bosom buddy.
The characters’ sensibilities are on the young side for me, but I still found myself reading this one quickly and with interest. The story is told from Ambrosia’s point of view, moving back and forth between her undergraduate years and 10 years later when she is newly married. Something terrible happened when Ambrosia was in college and she doesn’t want her husband to find out. But she feels compelled to go to her 10 year reunion. In general terms, it’s easy to see where the story is go ...more
Expected publication date: March 9, 2021
When Ambrosia Wellington receives an invitation to her ten year college reunion, she thinks nothing of it. Except attached to it is a handwritten note that says, “We need to talk about what we did that night”. After ten years of keeping secrets, Ambrosia had thought that her mistakes had been forgotten, but it seems that ...more
The title is a lie. The Girls Are All So OPPOSITE OF Nice Here.
Ambrosia begins freshman year at Wesleyan University determined to leave her insecurities behind. She ignores her roommate Flora and other nice girls in favor of the alluring Sloane “Sullie” Sullivan a mean girl on steroids. Sullie uses guys and young women to hurt and humiliate ...more
Much of this book was placed in the past, allowing the reader to witness the young adult Ambrosia navigat ...more
What the book does really well is give us the beginnings of Amb's toxic friendship with Sully, a classic doesnt-care cool girl. We see exactly how Amb is vulnerable to Sully's charisma, and how he ...more
The story f ...more
3.5 stars but I'm rounding up because I think a lot of the things I disliked about this were personal preference things and not necessarily the books fault. This is a dark book so I'm putting some trigger warnings in the spoiler tag at the very end of this review.
To start with what I liked, the setting of this book is really strong. It has two timelines and the one in the past is set at Wesleyan and that part was very well written. It really ...more
Firstly, non ...more
Amber gets a invite to a ten year college reunion but also an anonymous note saying we need to talk.
Amber is dreading seeing everyone especially her former best friend Sully who is involved in the secret.
As the reunion goes on Amber and Sully receive menacing messages and someone is out for revenge.
Ambrosia is not a likable character; she’s not someone you’d find y ...more
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Her debut adult fiction novel, The Girls Are All So Nice Here, will be released in 2021. It has sold in eleven territories worldwide and has been optioned for TV by A ...more