Those Girls by Lauren SaftThose Girls by Lauren Saft

Those Girls

byLauren Saft

Paperback | May 3, 2016

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Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can't help but stab you in it.

Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica arethose girls: They're the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them--and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined a band--without telling anyone. Mollie suffers from a popular (and possibly sociopathic) boyfriend and a serious mean streak. And Veronica just wants to be loved--literally, figuratively, physically...she's not particular. Will this be the year that bonds them forever or tears them apart for good?

In a debut novel that is raw, honest, hilarious, and thought-provoking, Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl and how often even the closest of friends walk the thin line between love and hate.
Lauren Saft holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor's degree from Tufts University. She's worked in publishing, TV, education, child care, retail, journalism, and food service, all the while closely studying the habits and compulsions of teenage girls. She currently works as a TV producer in Philadelphia where ...
Title:Those GirlsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316260169

ISBN - 13:9780316260169


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. Pulled me right into the drama. This book is definitely a keeper. I loved every page. It was a bit hard to read only because when you get excited about an event/ problem, you can easily miss the title explaining who the chapters perspective is. Other than that I'm in love. First, the drama is realistic and juicy, perhaps a little to exaggerated, but still hooking. I felt as though I was living through this drama with the 3 girls. There were some questionable parts that perhaps could have been better constructed as I felt that Saft built up alex's character to be different ro stand out and refresh you, just to dissapoint you with her decisions. Second, I love how she touches on the topic of unhealthy relationships and how by living through the characters, you begin to notice warning signs/red flags, almost as though it was her underlying purpose to teach teens about this topic in a more understandable way. Third, the triperspective really worked for this novel. A lot of authors attempt multi voice pieces and few can pull it off. Saft really worked the personalities in just their speech patterns and thought processes, which I loved. Anyways, all in all a great book, just be aware when you're readIng it so you don't loose momentum going back a chapter or two. M
Date published: 2018-04-17

Editorial Reviews

"Those Girls spills over with secrets, backbiting, and messy, messy love. Saft doesn't back away from the ugly truths and the beautiful complexities of female friendships. She simply tells it exactly like it is."-Siobhan Vivian, author of The List