Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Girls Are All So Nice Here: A Novel” as Want to Read:
The Girls Are All So Nice Here: A Novel
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Girls Are All So Nice Here: A Novel

by
3.69  ·  Rating details ·  2,788 ratings  ·  979 reviews
Two former best friends return to their college reunion to find that they’re being circled by someone who wants revenge for what they did ten years before—and will stop at nothing to get it—in this shocking psychological thriller about ambition, toxic friendship, and deadly desire.

The Girls Are All So Nice Here opens when Ambrosia Wellington receives an invitation to her t
...more
Kindle Edition
Published March 9th 2021
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Girls Are All So Nice Here, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Alexia
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
This question contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
Kirstin I think because it was a one-syllable name, which was as opposite as you could get from “Ambrosia.”
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.69  · 
Rating details
 ·  2,788 ratings  ·  979 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Girls Are All So Nice Here: A Novel
Nilufer Ozmekik
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wowza! Another brilliant, deliciously juicy, gripping mean girls at college theme conquered my mind from the first chapter!

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
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill by: Denise
Wow! This book was shocking, disturbing, dark, twisted...I finished this earlier today and I literally can't shake the feeling this gave me. There are mean girl stories.. and then there is this story. This is one of those books that was so dark.. that you almost feel guilty to say that you enjoyed it.. yet a part of you must have because you couldn't stop.. you couldn't look away...no matter how hard it was to read.. you devoured it.

Little girls are sugar and spice and everything nice. However,
...more
daph pink ♡
Most of the enjoyment in The Girls Are All So Nice Here is about discovering the twists , rest is your age old story of mean girls trying to run away from past.
Michael David
The Girls Are All So Nice Here...NOT!!

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.

N
...more
Laurie Flynn
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I wrote this. I hope you like it.
The girls aren't nice at all. ;)
...more
Tina
This is a Young Adult Psychological Thriller. I have to say the ending was everything, and the twist was so good. I did not love the writing style of this, and that took away for me loving this book. I did like this book, but I had trouble caring about any of the characters. This was not my favorite thriller. I think Young Adult's books are just not totally for me anymore. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Simon & Schuster) or author (Laurie Elizabeth Flynn) via NetG ...more
Ceecee
Oct 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ambrosia Wellington, now Turner, is invited to the ten year reunion at Wesley. She so doesn’t want to go but with a heavy heart and a sick feeling she agrees and oh boy, does she have ‘music to face’ for her toxic manipulative behaviour with Sloane aka Sully. The storyline alternates between Then and Now which works extremely well.

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
Jen
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I was thankful to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book to read it in exchange for an honest review.

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
Bridgett
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
“We need to talk about what we did that night.”

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
ScrappyMags
Uhhhh.. Regina George... this one’s for you!

Shortest Summary Ever: Ambrosia Wellington begrudgingly returns to Wesleyan for her ten year reunion thanks to her adorable hubby Adrian. See, she didn’t have the best college experience - she and her BFF Sully kinda helped kill someone. Allegedly. I mean that’s what everyone has murmured mouth to ear since that day. Now Amb returns where everyone is eyeballing them, whispers abound, and rumors are reborn while fake kisses and hugs prevail. Though Amb
...more
Denise
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Girls are bitches. Change my mind.

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
Christina
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a chilling book about the evil teenage girls can do to eachother!

(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
MissBecka Gee
I love a good villain, and this book gave me several.

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.

...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Mean Girls, a 10 year reunion and anonymous notes - you know you want to read this one! The Girls Are All So Nice Here is an addictive read that although the story is dark and unsettling, you won't want to stop reading. There is something about a book filled with nasty characters that I just can't pass up and this book certainly delivered on all the hype.

I started reading late in the afternoon and really wanted to finish it that night. My eyes however had other ideas. So I was up early the next
...more
Jessica | JustReadingJess
The Girls Are All So Nice Here is a thrilling story of mean girls and college drama. Amb and Sully attend their ten year college reunion after receiving threatening notes saying “We need to talk about what we did that night.” Neither of them knows who sent the note and whether they can trust each other. The story alternates between the past and the present. In the present day, Amb is trying to figure out who sent the note and trying to keep her husband from finding out about her past. In the pas ...more
Robyn Harding
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark, twisted, and utterly gripping, THE GIRLS ARE ALL SO NICE explores the unparalleled cruelty of mean girls on a leafy college campus. This propulsive thriller has a killer ending to match its killer title.
Jayme
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ambrosia Wellington and Sloan Sullivan, two former best friends, return to their college Alma mater for their 10 year reunion after receiving threatening messages. Someone knows their secrets. How? What exactly happened that night? Who is sending the notes and why?

To be honest, I was hesitant to request this book, as I tend to stay away from YA thrillers. Seeing that this is Fynn’s first adult thriller, I wasn’t sure it would turn the corner in its maturity. Well, I was wrong and very pleasantl
...more
Jeanette (Now on StoryGraph)
3.5 stars

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.
Jenny Lawson
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A twisted mystery that looks at the darker side of women's relationships.

(Content warning: some suicide/rape)
...more
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE GIRLS ARE ALL SO NICE HERE by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn in exchange for my honest review.***

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
Esil
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

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
Erin Clemence
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, first-reads
Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

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
Dana
Feb 24, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copies
The Girls Are All So Nice Here. Except they really aren't.

The story follows Ambrosia "Amb" Wellington in two alternating timelines.

Then - Freshman year. Ambs living the college life very much under the wing of her best friend, Sloane "Sully" Sullivan.

Now - Ambs is married to a wonderful man, has made a life for herself and is doing her best to avoid her past. But that's about to change ... Ambs is about to attend her ten year college reunion after receiving a menacing note.

"You need to come.
...more
Luvtoread
Mar 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
College Reunion Time!

Ambrosia "Amb" Wellington has received her invitation to her 10 year college reunion but she really has no desire or intention of going except she also received a notice that said "We need to talk about what we did that night"!
Why, after all these years? Who would have sent this note to her that feels threatening somehow. Amb thinks she knows who sent it but why? They know what happened that night so why send this to her now? Something bad happened Amb's freshman year but
...more
Susan Z
"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me"

Yeah right, if only that were true.

This is a Mean Girls story on steroids, with life changing consequences. We follow Ambrosia, AKA Amb, and her BFF Sully in their first year of college where they live to mess with and torment others. Many years after graduating, they are called back to the university for a reunion.

The story alternates between now and freshmen year. It was a hard read because this takes bullying to the next level.
...more
Carrie
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Review coming soon.
Dennis
It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed a book on here, but here we go! Dennis is BACK. 👏🏻 ⁣

The Girls Are All So Nice here focuses on a young woman’s journey after making the necessary steps for growth after a tumultuous college experience. Ambrosia Wellington is now married and moving on with her life until she receives emails and letters mentioning a college reunion. At first, she steers clear of joining this meet-up because of the painful memories it brings up. It isn’t until she gets a threate
...more
Elle
Sep 10, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021, netgalley, on-deck
*Thanks to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for an advance copy!
Dannii Elle
Ambrosia Wellington is eager to leave the past behind but her college reunion is looming and she can't think of an excuse quickly enough, that will disallow her extroverted husband and herself from attending. A letter claiming to know exactly what she did and exactly why she is so reluctant to go back and face it arrives, becoming the final catalyst for her inevitable return down memory lane.

Much of this book was placed in the past, allowing the reader to witness the young adult Ambrosia navigat
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Every Last Fear
  • Her Dark Lies
  • Every Vow You Break
  • The White Coat Diaries
  • Who Is Maud Dixon?
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Too Good to Be True
  • Good Neighbors
  • Tidelands (Fairmile #1)
  • The Drowning Kind
  • Troubles in Paradise (Paradise, #3)
  • Heartbreak Bay (Stillhouse Lake #5)
  • East Coast Girls
  • The Perfect Guests
  • Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing
  • Finlay Donovan Is Killing It
  • The Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke, #3)
See similar books…
Laurie Elizabeth Flynn is a former model who lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their three children. She is the author of three young adult novels: Firsts, Last Girl Lied To and All Eyes On Her, under the name L.E. Flynn.

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

Articles featuring this book

Comforting cozies, courtroom theatrics, and cold cases that warm back up...mystery and thriller subgenres are bigger and better than ever these...
206 likes · 91 comments
“People thought girls' bodies were our deadliest weapons. They had no idea about the mountains our imaginations could move.” 1 likes
“People told us that comparison was the thief of joy. But the real culprit was competition.” 0 likes
More quotes…