Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Review: Those Girls by Lauren Saft

Those GirlsSome 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.

Shona's review 1 of 5 stars

Let me start by quoting this part of the blurb.... 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.  Whilst this novel may be raw and perhaps somewhat honest, I cant honestly say I thought any of it was hilarious or thought provoking and I didn't see any evidence of any heart from any of the characters let alone anything remotely healthy. Perhaps I have finally hit that age where I am too old to understand and identify with Young Adult. Although if I'm honest this is not something I would recommend to my young adult reading daughter.

From the first 3 chapters its easy to see that these three girls barely like each other, let alone themselves. I knew I didn't like them either. I knew it was going to be bad, but I really had to see exactly how bad it was going to be. In the end it was pretty much a train wreck. There was nothing at all endearing about a single one of these girls, they were more interested in screwing each other over than actually being friends.

The only reason I'm giving this book a 1 star is because I was actually able to finish reading it.


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