The Girls

The Girls

Audiobook CD - 2016 | Unabridged ed
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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 enthralled by 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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Audio : Books on Tape, cp2016
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9780147524010
0147524016
9780147523990
Branch Call Number: BCD FIC Clin
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: McClain, Cady 1969-

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therhiannamater
Mar 20, 2017

I guess technically 3.5. The premise was definitely something I was exciting for with my macabre fascination of cults and such. But this really felt like for the first 80% of the book, nothing really happened. The main character wasn't interesting at all and I kept waiting for her big character arc that never really came. I wanted this to be much darker I suppose. I was waiting for the tipping point of "oh here we go..." of the sick thrill ride, but it was like riding a roller coaster that only goes the speed limit. The last half of the book was definitely better than the first, but I was also listening the audiobook so I felt like I just had to finish it. Had I been reading the physical copy, I likely would've sent it to the graveyard stack of books that are 20% finished.

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dutcheja
Sep 03, 2016

I eagerly waited for this book to come out. I have been intrigued by the Manson stories for a very long time and have read just about everything there is out there on the crimes, Charles Manson and the Manson followers. Unfortunately this book didn't work for me. I had a very hard time getting in to it, I thought it moved very slow and I just couldn't connect with the characters. The story switches back and forth between back then and now and that didn't work for me either.

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