The Girls by Emma Cline is easily one of the most buzzed about books of the summer. I bought it a few weeks ago and finally cracked it open on our family vacation.
The story centers around Evie, who is drawn into a cult in the late 60’s. Inspired by Charles Manson and the murders his followers committed, the depiction of life on “the ranch” is chilling. The author moves between Evie’s perspective as an adult and as a fourteen year old.
So, what did I think?
Let me start by saying this book is very well written. It is also incredibly disturbing. As in, I’m still unsettled by this book. And, it’s been three days since I finished it. Overall, I liked it, but I will probably need about 15 romance/chick lit novels to flush this from system. Any recommendations?