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These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen
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Apr 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, kindle-not-available, books-i-own, fiction, read-in-2012

I really enjoyed this book, it was a pretty quick read, perfect for when you need a chick-lit pick-me-up. The book follows two roommates who both work at a magazine called Gloss. Cate is struggling with a new promotion and her evolving relationship with her mother, and Renee is struggling to get a promotion and attract the attention of a guy who writes for another magazine. When his sister, Abby, suddenly appears after leaving her job Trey turns to Cate and Renee to help her recover the stressful events.

Abby's and Renee's stories were both interesting and sad, though they both turned out ok in the end. While Cate was my favorite character, I thought her story was a little boring and farfetched. Overall though it reading through their struggles was enjoyable enough. The story was a bit cliched, but I honestly look for that in chick-lit. I guess I have a soft spot for 'fluffy' stories ;)

Overall, a decent story, if a bit boring and cliched in some places and farfetched in others. I would have liked an epilogue to help tie up the story, but there is enough conflict for the future if the author chose to write a sequel.

As a note, thank you to the publisher for providing me a free copy through Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway!
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Reading Progress

April 1, 2012 – Shelved
April 6, 2012 – Shelved as: first-reads
April 22, 2012 – Shelved as: kindle-not-available
May 30, 2012 – Started Reading
May 30, 2012 –
page 79
24.31%
May 31, 2012 –
page 108
33.23%
June 1, 2012 –
page 228
70.15%
June 2, 2012 – Finished Reading
December 16, 2012 – Shelved as: books-i-own
May 18, 2016 – Shelved as: fiction
May 18, 2016 – Shelved as: read-in-2012

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