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The Girls by Emma Cline
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it was amazing

I loved this book. The author, too young to have had first-hand knowledge of the era, has done a brilliant job of capturing the feel of the time. I had high hopes from the cover and write-up and wasn’t misled. There is nothing left out of The Girls. Emma Cline has tackled the intriguing subject of impressionable teenagers head-on.

Evie makes for a compelling protagonist. She is readily manipulated by an older girl Suzanne and lured into the activities of a group of like-minded drifters. It’s a teenager led astray story set in the sixties, but relevant today when “grooming” is rarely out of the news.

The seduction by the bullying cult leader, the competition between the “followers” and the aimlessness of the camp where they reside are well covered. There is one particular part in which the group break into the suburban home of Evie’s neighbours “just because they can” which I found gripping. The writing style of this novel makes it an easy read, page turner.
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March 18, 2018 – Shelved

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