Friday Finds is a meme currently hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat . This is an opportunity to share the books that you have recently found and added to your TBR.
I only have one new addition to my TBR this week. I have been seeing this book around and so when I saw on it NetGalley, I just had to request it. Luckily, my request was approved.
The Girls by Emma Cline
California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life….
Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat.
Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair, long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls.
And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways.
Was there a warning, a sign of things to come? Or is Evie already too enthralled by the girls to see that her life is about to be changed forever?
Have you read this book yet? What did you think about it? And have you added any books to your bookshelf this week? Let me know.
5 thoughts on “Friday Find: The Girls by Emma Cline”
This book has been popping up everywhere! I’m intrigued!
Yeah I think it was one of the most anticipated releases for this year. I have started reading it and I am enjoying it so far.
I love this book so much. It really spoke to me (and took me back!) about everything I felt at that age.
Oh wow, glad to hear that. I just started reading it. It started out really slow in the first chapter but now I can’t put it down. Thanks for your comment 🙂