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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review: Those Girls by Lauren Saft


Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can't help but stab you in it.

Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica are those girls: they're the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them--and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined a band--without telling anyone. Mollie suffers from a popular (and possibly sociopathic) boyfriend, as well as a serious mean streak. And Veronica just wants to be loved--literally, figuratively, physically....she's not particular. Will this be the year that bonds them forever....or tears them apart for good? 

Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl, and her debut novel is raw, honest, hilarious, and thought-provoking, with a healthy dose of heart.

2 Star Review

This is one of those reviews that I wouldn't normally post publically. I normally just send low star reviews to the authors, but I have my reasons for this one.

When I downloaded this book, I had the intention of reading it then eventually passing it along to my teenage daughter... I mean, this book is labeled at YA. It was published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers... WHY???? WHY????

This book is NOT for young readers. Not even close! So if you are looking to purchase this for your young reader, I wouldn't suggest it!

This book is full of sex, drugs and drinking. I really didn't expect to get so much of the drinking, the sex and the drugs. This is about three out of control teenage girls who will do anything to get what they want. This isn't a true depiction of teenagers. Between the non-friendship these three have and their behavior, this isn't something I would want anyone under 21 reading. 

There really isn't a lot to this story other than what I have mentioned already. Unfortunately this isn't a book I would really recommend to anyone I know.

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