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Book Review: The Girls by Emma Cline

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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The Girls - Emma Cline

This book was staring at me for weeks! I really loved the cover, but all I heard was ‘something something Manson’. As a true chicken shit I was afraid to start this book because of the Manson reference, but boy, was I wrong! 340 more words

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Book of the Month 

About four months ago I subscribed to #bookofthemonthclub. Best decision ever! I really wanted to get back into reading so I figured this way since a new book would come to me I’d feel pressured to actually read them. 94 more words

The Girls

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.

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Sometimes I think back on years in high school and university and think, holy shit, I could’ve been a better human. Elementary school doesn’t count- we’re not great humans then. 466 more words

The Girls by Emma Cline

Over the weekend, I finished this month’s Book Club pick – The Girls by Emma Cline. Very loosely based on Manson’s girls, it has been getting mixed reviews. 2,222 more words


What I'm Reading This Week: The Girls by Emma Cline

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