Author: Lauren Saft
Release Date: June 9, 2015
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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.
I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. I mean I don’t despise it but I don’t love it either. I have mixed feelings. This book reminded me so much of The Infinite Moment of Us, and if you saw my review for that book you will see how much I despised it. Yet this book way different, than The Infinite Moment of Us. The only difference is that I actually enjoyed reading Those Girls. Okay first thing I’m not really a curse word girl or have a dirty mind. First chapter, I saw at least 30 curse words and 15 dirty jokes. It’s not really my thing. I don’t mind it, but it could get on my nerves if it’s repetitive. This book would be more classified as a drama book then a romance book. A lot of drama from the three best friends, their love lives, their everyday lives. Every page had some type of drama in it.
Out of the three girls in this book, Alex would have to be my favorite. She was most clean-minded character, and she TRIED to not get into the drama. Key word TRIED. She wants a relationship, not a one night stand. She had her eye on her best boy friend for a while. Don’t you just hate those situations? They give me anxiety. Not because I hate the relationships, but because she should just tell him. He probably feels the same way, I mean it happens in every single book that has this type of relationship. Mollie is the girl with that boyfriend. You know who she thinks is the one when really he is most annoying, player guy. I felt bad for Mollie for most of the book. She was blind. She couldn’t see what was happening behind her back when everyone else could. Veronica, my first impression of her was “I hate her”. For most of the book it was “I hate her”. By the end of the book I was starting to see that she is like this because she just wants to find love and by doing what she does she thinks she’s going to get it. So 2/3 of these girls I was a little annoyed with but I felt pit for them.
The story had too much drama for my taste. This whole hint could’ve all been solved if they all just came together and told the truth. It isn’t that hard people. I was really close to DFN’ing this book because it just reminded me so much of The Infinite Moment of Us, but I decided to give it a shot. I don’t know how I felt. I’m glad that I read it to explore my options but I wouldn’t recommend this book to a friend. If you’re the type of person who’s into soap operas and just plain drama books, I feel like you’re going to really like this book. On Goodreads this book has a 3.47 rating, and when I was reading the comments I could see why these people didn’t enjoy the book. But it al depends on what you like so read the book if you’re into that but it’s not really worth it, if you’re not a big fan of drama.