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The Ice Cream Girls

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  8,564 Ratings  ·  736 Reviews
As teenagers Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed ‘The Ice Cream Girls’ by the press and were dealt with by the courts.

Years later, having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while married mother-of-two
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Hardcover, 452 pages
Published 2010 by Sphere
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Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I read this a long time ago.
I remember liking it.
I do remember the storyline but not the ending.
Elaine
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Don’t be fooled by the cute pastel cover on this one. It isn’t the light summery girly friendship story that I was expecting. In fact, it is probably one of the darkest reads I have read in a long time and Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe are certainly not friends but love rivals. The object of their love is Marcus, an older man and Serena’s teacher.

This is a story of two young naïve girls who are reeled in by Marcus, a predator of the first order in this story of seduction, first love, manipu
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Dora Santos Marques
A minha opinião em vídeo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iiprl...

Mais um grande livro da Dorothy Koomson!
Um livro grande mas que flui tão bem que foi lido em 3 dias. Uma histórica polémica mas muito real. Adorei!
Tea Jovanović
Dorothy Koomson's masterpiece! I fell in love with her writing with "My Best Friend's Girl" I and was acquiring Serbian editor of that novel...
This title, despite the chick-lit covers, is serious book, having serious theme of child abuse, murder, and impact on lives of two girls and their families... Perfectly researched topic and masterfully written!
#mustread
Siany
May 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2010
I could NOT put this book down.
So different to Dorothy Koomson's other books but her best book in my opinion.

I love the characters of Serena and Poppy, and is a shame they couldnt stand each other because they are so alike.
Serena was a very strong character, much stronger than Poppy at times. But I did prefer Poppy. She went through a lot despite being innocent. And in the end it was good to see her "catch a break" as far as her personal life went.

Marcus was scum of the earth and he deserved
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Barbara Elsborg
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Dem
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson was an interesting and easy to read novel.
As School girls Poppy and Serena were the only witnesses to a tragic event. They both end up in different ways paying the price and become known as the Ice Cream Girls. Years later Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what happened while Serena wants no one in her present life to find out about her past. But secrets have a habit of coming back to haunt and this is certainly the case for the Ice Cream Girls
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Blair
The cover and title, which both suggest a fluffy chick-lit book, didn't attract me to this (I'm really annoyed that I now have to have those hated pastel colours messing up my 2011 Reading Challenge page); but I'd gathered from several sources that it was actually a gripping thriller, and from all I'd heard and read about it, I was intrigued enough to pick it up when I spotted it in the library. The Ice Cream Girls - the title referring to a nickname bestowed upon the main characters by the tabl ...more
Dale Harcombe
Two and a half stars. I debated for a long while over a rating for this. In the end I gave it two and a half stars because it was okay but I couldn’t say I liked it. That no doubt has a lot to do with the subject matter. Serena and Poppy stand trial for the torture and murder of Marcus, an ex teacher. Poppy is convicted of the murder and gets sentenced while Serena does not. However she still lives each day with what happened and the secret she has kept from her husband.
While it kept me reading,
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Maria
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este foi, sem qualquer dúvida, o melhor livro que li de Dorothy Koomson. Com uma estória cativante desde o início, “Um erro inocente” conta como duas jovens de 15 anos foram ludibriadas por um homem sem escrúpulos, pelo qual se apaixonaram e se entregaram avassaladoramente. Por detrás de um disfarce de professor de história bem comportado, Marcus leva uma vida de pedófilo sem que ninguém se aperceba. Consegue atrair a sua aluna Serena para aulas extracurriculares e daí até esta se apaixonar por ...more
Anne
Feb 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Ice Cream Girls is one of the most cleverly crafted novels that I have read for a long time. It would be so easy to judge this book by it's cover and assume that it's going to be frothy chick-lit - don't fall for the cover - this is a psychological thriller that gripped me from page one and kept me hooked until the very last page.
The story is narrated in turns by Serena and Poppy - the 'Ice Cream Girls' of the title. Serena and Poppy were never friends but their lives have been linked togeth
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Neide Parafitas
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, leituras-2012
À primeira vista, este livro parece ser um docinho... mas é muito mais do que isso. É intenso e dramático também!!

Este livro conta a história de 2 jovens: Serena Gorringe e Poppy Carlisle, que têm como ponto comum terem cometido "um erro inocente" ao apaixonarem-se por um professor de história, de nome Marcus. Por detrás de uma óptima reputação, Marcus é tudo menos o que fazem dele!

Aproveitando-se do facto das 2 jovens se terem apaixonado por ele e através de vários esquemas e agressões físicas,
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Cristiana de Sousa
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Este foi o meu primeiro contacto com a autora e não poderia ter escolhido melhor. Adorei a escrita e a construção das personagens. O enredo é fantástico e apesar de ter adivinhado o final, nada me tirou o prazer da leitura. Fiquei viciada e não vejo a hora de ler mais obras da Dorothy. Fiquei mesmo fã!
Filipa
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dorothy Koomson é sem dúvida uma excelente contadora de histórias, engendra sempre tramas de uma maneira credível e que nos deixa a pensar sobre as possíveis situações em que coloca as suas personagens.
Neste livro isso não é diferente.

A história gira à volta de duas meninas de 15 anos que têm a infelicidade de se cruzar com um professor que não tem apenas o ensino na cabeça. . . um professor que usa a sua profissão para ter acesso directo e com facilidade a miúdas frágeis, inseguras, tímidas e r
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A Miuda Geek
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Mais um livro de uma autora que rapidamente se está a tornar a minha favorita.

Serena é uma mulher atormentada por um acontecimento trágico de á 20 anos atrás. Poppy também. As duas mulheres estão com as suas vidas destroçadas por esse evento. Uma de uma maneira e a outra, de outra maneira. Mas a conclusão é sempre a mesma: por mais que se corra, o passado tem o mau hábito de nos apanhar e fazer-nos encará-lo.

Os temas tratados são duros, tal como esta autora já me habituou. Neste é focado o abuso
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Sandra
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foi a minha estreia com a autora e não poderia ter sido melhor! Adorei tudo! O enredo, as personagens, os desenvolvimentos do passado e também do presente... Fiquei mesmo muito bem impressionada e vou de certeza querer ler mais da autora! Aconselho!
Vivone Os
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
KUMSKI BOOK CLUB 2016
Teška tužna knjiga koja govori o nasilju nad ženama, obiteljskim tajnama i odbacivanju najdražih. Cijelo vrijeme dok sam ju čitala imala sam gvalu u stomaku.
Priča prati Serenu i Poppy, dvije mlade djevojke koje zavede stariji muškarac. Pratimo njihov odnos s njim tijekom nekoliko godina, a onda i njihove živote 20 godina kasnije, prožete tajnama, krivnjom i sumnjama. Knjiga pokazuje kako neke krive odluke u mlađim danima mogu utjecati na nečiji cijeli život i živote svih ok
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Joana
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Bem, que livro! A história envolveu-me e revoltou-me profundamente e tem-me conseguido tirar o sono nestas últimas noites. A personagem principal masculina é desprezível, no mínimo. À medida que a história avançava ia-se tornando cada vez mais perturbadora e mais longe eu estava de imaginar o que se tinha, realmente, passado na noite em que Serena e Poppy se encontraram, uma vez mais, com o dito personagem e este acabou morto. Além de o enredo em si ser bastante forte, a autora escreve maravilho ...more
Mafi
Nov 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, favorites, pt
Uau! Adorei! A história prendeu.me do inicio até ao fim! E sempre estive muito cursiosa e ansiosa por saber quem afinal tinha matado Marcus. O final foi surpreendente.
Ari
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2011
I really did not like reading this book. As an American I found it hard to believe because the press, in fact the whole case was ridiculous. I'm no expert on the American justice system but USUALLY what happens over here is in a case where an adult is sleeping with a teenager (minor), it's considered rape. People do not immediately jump to the conclusion that the teenager SEDUCED the GROWN MAN/WOMAN. And yet that is exactly what happens in The Ice Cream Girls. The press is slimy and the courts a ...more
Cata
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, emprestados
O primeiro amor é sempre marcante. Para alguns mais do que para outros. Poppy e Serena tinham quinze anos quando conheceram o seu primeiro amor. Mas o que parece um sonho, rapidamente se transforma num pesadelo que as atormentará durante mais de vinte anos. Ele era Marcus e abusou delas fisica, psicológica e emocionalmente, até que apareceu morto na sua casa. Serena e Poppy são acusadas de homícidio e apelidadas pela imprensa d’ “As Meninas do Gelado”. Durante o processo Serena é inocentada e Po ...more
Melizza
Aug 15, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Liz
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A friend recommended Dorothy Koomson so when I saw this at the library I grabbed it without reading the blurb. Seduced by the pretty pastel cover I was shocked at the opening page. Shocked but totally hooked! It’s not a book you actually enjoy reading due to the subject matter but it’s one of the most gripping thrillers I’ve read for a while. I did guess the ending though!
Tempo de Ler
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Koomson é absolutamente fenomenal neste livro!
O nível de distinção que a autora conseguiu alcançar entre as personalidade de Poppy e Serena é brilhante: ambas arrastam o passado para o presente - reflexo dos traumas comuns que viveram - mas condicionadas também pelos diferentes rumos que as suas vidas tomaram a partir daquele fatídico ponto de divergência.

Na adolescência, Poppy e Serena foram seduzidas pelo professor de História, Marcus, o que resultou num triângulo amoroso doentio e violento
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Redfox5
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh My! What a book! Although I've read a lot of good books recently, nothing comes close to this! This really was one of those books that it's very hard to put down. I had to know what happened!

This book teases you by telling the story of two girls who were accused of killing a teacher. Poppy went to prison for his murder, Serena was found innocent. The press painted them out to be 'The Ice Cream Girls', two young seductresses who tortured and killed Marcus for fun.

The truth is far from this.
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Janeka
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No segundo livro que leio da autora, Dorothy Koomson não me desiludiu.

Apesar de ser uma história um pouco mais dark, é uma escrita comovente, e dei por mim completamente envolvida na história.

É também assustador, e real, até que ponto o tipo de relação que a Poppy e a Serena tinham com Marcus.

Muito obrigada à Ne do Clube BlogRing, pelo empréstimo!
Rutee
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foi a minha estreia com autora e adorei! :)
Denise
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opinião: http://quandoseabreumlivro.blogspot.p...

Livro pertencente ao Clube BlogRing do My Imaginarium. Obrigada à Cláudia pelo empréstimo!
Leah
Jan 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
After the murder of teacher Marcus Halnsley, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe find themselves suddenly in the glare of the worlds’ media. Poppy ends up convicted of the crime and gets life in prison whereas Serena gets to walk free. Years later Poppy gets released from prison and is determined to clear her name and get Serena to confess to killing Marcus. Serena, however, wants to keep the past firmly where it is: in the past as she never actually got around to telling her husband Evan about t ...more
Tânia
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