A bulletpoint, quick-fire, review of The Girls by Emma Cline
The Girls by Emma Cline
Warning: this post discusses and refers to serious topics such as rape and child abuse. Please be careful my nerdlets.
- Evie Boyd falls in with (*coughs* The Manson Family *coughs*) a cult that is definitely NOT The Manson Family. *shifty glances.*
- Who is the author kidding? This book is about the Manson murders.
- This book is fascinating in that macabre way that The Manson Family is fascinating.
- It’s also a hot f**king mess, from an objective standpoint.
- If you step away from its captivating spell for a moment, this is a book where several grown-a** adults have sex with a fourteen-year-old girl, and IT ISN’T VIEWED AS A PROBLEM.
- ADULTS HAVING SEX WITH UNDERAGE KIDS IS RAPE.
- It’s not OK. It’s not romantic.
- So, despite the allure of the 60s California vibe, and the genuine readability and enjoyableness of this book, I can’t recommend it.
For my full thoughts on this book, including Content Warnings, check out my mini-review (don’t let the ‘mini’ fool you, it’s a lot more detailed than this bulletpoint review) here:
Book Mini-Review — The Girls by Emma Cline
‘Seriously. Who is the author kidding? This book is about the Manson murders.’
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