Thursday, 2 July 2015

Those Girls by Lauren Saft

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and NetGalley.
Those Girls
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Those Girls by Lauren Saft

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Those Girls(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and NetGalley.)

"Same sh*t, new year. The first day of eleventh grade."

This was an enjoyable story about three best friends with some very mixed-up sex lives.

Veronica was labelled as a slut, but it wasn’t difficult to see why when she made a joke out of the number of boys she had had sex with. Why she was so uninhibited about opening her legs for any guy that wanted her I don’t know, but she should really have drawn a line at the boyfriends of her best friends!

"Oh god, I hope I'm not coming down with something," she said.
I snorted and said, "Guess it'd be a tall order to track down who you caught it from."
We all laughed. Everyone loves a slutty Veronica joke.

I felt quite sorry for Alex, hearing about her best friends sexcapades couldn’t have been easy when she felt like the only virgin left, an having to see one of her best friends starting a relationship with the boy that she loved couldn’t have been easy either.

"Tell me how you really feel about Drew and Veronica."
She paused, took a long breath, and shrugged.
"It's pretty annoying."

Mollie was a bit of a mean girl at times, but I did feel sorry for her in the way her boyfriend cheated on her. She should have realised how big of an ass he was, but you could understand why she stayed with him when she was so scared of losing him.

"It had been so long since I'd felt so wanted by Sam. I wondered if I should make out with girls more often."

The storyline in this was about the three girls’ sex lives really, and the parties and relationships and revenge. The number of relationships that were changing and having other people getting involved and stuff was nuts, and at times it seemed like someone was always in the dark, and someone was always doing something wrong.

"The thought that Alex could potentially find out what happened on New Year's made me want to rip my f*cking throat out."

There was some romance in this, but boy was it convoluted!

The ending to this was pretty good, and I was pleased that the girls were able to be friends again after all that had happened!

7 out of 10

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