The Girls by Emma Cline Review

This review is spoiler-free.


Plot: The book follows Evie struggling to find her place when she finds herself drawn to a group of girls; the girls are in Charles Manson’s cult. A quote about the plot from the Goodreads page says: “as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.”

Overall: I was super stoked to read another book about a cult after absolutely loving The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly last year. Unfortunately, this was a case of what I wanted wasn’t what I got. I did enjoy the atypical coming of age story. I think deciding to a back-and-forth narration weakened the story; it would have been stronger being in either perspective, though I’d prefer her younger self’s. The writing just felt wonky at times.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars.



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