Lama asked:

can someone please clarify what this book is about?

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Jez Keighley It's about memory, nostalgia, reminiscence, childhood, mystery, loss of innocence.

It's not really about the girls.
Lucy Banks I agree, it's as much about the boys - but I do think it's about the girls too - how they're kind of made into 'goddesses' but also painfully human (and teenage) at the same time!
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Anne A group of horny teens stalks an abused family of girls and watches them wither away while reminiscing as adults on how sexually pleasant they were as objects to lust after.
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