‘The Girls’ is so Good You Won’t Put it Down

If you have enjoyed books such as “Sweetbitter” by Stephanie Danler or “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue then you will love “The Girls.” It is Emma Clines first novel, but certainly not the last.

The story is set in the late 60’s, 1969 to be exact. The main character is Evie Boyd, who is a normal, boring 14 year old. One day, Boyd sees a group of girls in a local park. The girls look so carefree and happy that she becomes mesmerized. They are what Boyd wants to be. Quickly she becomes a part of their group, only failing to realize she is now a part of a cult. She finds herself in a new world of freedom, sex and drugs. She also starts staying where they call “The Ranch” and following the orders of an older man named Russell.

Towards the end of the novel, times are getting rough. Less people are staying at the ranch, food is scarce and the girls are growing weak. Russell so desperately wants a record deal that he believes that will solve all their problems. He wants it so bad he would kill. This Charles Manson-like cult has, well, Mason like results.

This outstanding, spellbinding, enticing novel is so well-written you won’t want to put it down. Check it out and find out what happens to Evie, Russell and the rest of the girls.

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