The Girls by Emma Cline(review)-Blogtober day 3

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Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and 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.

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The story– 3,5/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Smexy Times?– yes

OVERALL – 3,5/5 STARS

Trigger warning: sexual abuse,violence

This was like nothing I expected. So I decided to get it thanks to my boyfriend(he gave me a gift card for my name day), I have seen this one around the book side of the internet like two years ago, so seeing it in Latvian was trilling. My thoughts-It was very prose heavy. The story was interesting, engaging…sometimes too graphic(like VERY graphic). The cult part of this story heavily reminded The Manson family cult, I could easily see the similarities. As a true crime fan, it was interesting. While reading it, I was very confused why some called this a “coming of age story” because this was screaming more like “neglecting parents of a teen who is seeking love in all the wrong places”. Overall it was good, but I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone under 16.

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Unpopular Opinion: I prefer Ebooks to Physical books and here is Why

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Don’t get me wrong, physical books are great and I do buy a lot of them(and you should too, nothing beats owning a physical copy of your favorite novel). Just with my lifestyle right now, Ebooks are my go-to, and  I do reach for them more. Here are some reasons why I prefer Ebooks to Physical books. Let’s dive into it!

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  • You can read ebooks anytime and anywhere

Wanna read in the dark? Easy! Wanna read a very specific book on the train? No problem! This is so important for me because my whole library is always in my pocket and I can read whatever I want or need. I’m a mood reader so it’s very important for me!

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  • Most Ebooks are cheaper than Physical books

We all know Hardcover books are expensive, of course, there are discounts and coupons but a new and anticipated realize will be expensive …but an ebook will be much cheaper AND you will get it the second you buy it. And there are always free ebooks in the amazon kindle app, what can be better than free?!

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  • There are some books you can only get as an ebook(mostly self-publish books)

There are so many ebooks that have never (and will never) be published on paper. It doesn’t mean they are worst then other books, just e-printing is a cheaper and faster way for authors to get their book out to the people. Some of my favorite books you can only get as an ebook and they are amazing! So definitely go check out some ebooks right away.

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