Monday, June 22, 2015

Those Girls by Lauren Saft.

Lauren Saft "gets" teen girls! Her book, Those Girls is crafted in such a way, that you become the character(s). She captures the insecurities, heartache and drama that come along with being a teen girl and how everything is the "end of the world".

Alex, Mollie and Veronica are "friends" and juniors in High School. They live in a posh area in Philadelphia (  Am, I the only one who sings the The Fresh Prince of Bel-air themesong whenever I see the world Philadelphia?) and their stories unfold in the pages of this impossible to put down novel.

Each character has their own unique voice and their stories are told in their own chapters. Alex is in love with the boy next door, Mollie is popular and in a toxic relationship and Veronica just wants to be loved and seeks it with sex and unhealty relationships.  The girls have a love, hate friendship between them and judge one another harshly.  They all have mean girl qualities but one event based on revenge may or may not break the weak foundation of their friendship apart.

This is an excellent debut novel and I can't wait until, Saft writes another novel! 

Grade: A+

If you are one of those people who have issues with strong language and sex you might want to skip this book.

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