The Girls by Emma Cline (finished July 29th, 2016)
Before this book was even released, it was getting crazy reviews and a lot of hype of Litsy. Again, I thought, this is a new and current book that seems great, I should read it. Plus, I’m a huge sucker for stories and TV shows about cults, so this was right up my alley (side note: if you are also a fan of that kind of stuff, I recommend the show The Following, it’s on Netflix).
Hot diggity dog, I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. Cline tells such a captivating coming-of-age story, that really illustrates what it is like for girls to grow up, although this is a much more extreme case. She shows the reader how waiting for acceptance and love can manipulate people. The writing is very descriptive; it lets you into the world of this clan and how they attract people. Bouncing between the 1960’s and the present day, the reader is able to see the maturation of this girl and how her experiences shaped her.
I don’t have a whole lot of words for this one, but here’s three more: Read This Book.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5