THIS BOOK! The Girls by Emma Cline was hands down my favorite read this year. But I must say, I have a few friends that just could not get through it, so it is one of those books that is not for everyone. Love it or leave it, but I loved it. The protagonist Evie Boyd is trying to find her place in the world when she is befriended by a group of girls in a Charles Manson like cult in the summer of 1969. She in enthralled with life on the ranch, and becomes increasingly obsessed with Suzanne in particular. But in the blink of an eye everything changes, and she never sees it coming.
These book reviews can be tricky for me to write, because I don’t want to spoil the plot for anyone! This is the perfect read for the spooky month of October. I found The Girls to be intoxicating.
Favorite quote: “All that time I had spent readying myself, the articles that taught me life was really just a waiting room until someone noticed you—the boys had spent that time becoming themselves.” Emma Cline, The Girls
Have you read The Girls? Were you a fan? Let me know!