Emma Cline’s debut novel is one powerful first shot. Cline’s story is reminiscent of the murders committed by the Manson ‘family’ where Manson encouraged a group of young women to kill a woman, her unborn child and her friends. 623 more words
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Poor girls. The world fattens them on the promise of life. How badly they need it, and how little most of them will ever get. The treacled pop songs, the dresses described in the catalogs with words like ‘sunset’ and ‘Paris.’ Then the dreams are taken away with such violent force; the hand wrenching the buttons of the jeans, nobody looking at the man shouting at his girlfriend on the bus.
For October, my local Book Club chose ‘The Girls’ by Emma Cline. Loosely based on Charles Manson and his girls, the story is told through the eyes of a 14 year old who is swept up into the cult lifestyle. 57 more words