Review: The Girls

The Girls by Emma Cline Opening sentence: “I looked up because of the laughter and kept looking because of the girls.” I knew that this novel took inspiration from Charles Manson and his cult of followers who notoriously killed 7 people in the summer of 1969, including actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski. […]

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Review: The Girl of Ink and Stars

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave Opening sentence: “They say the day the Governor arrived, the ravens did too.” Set on the fictional island of Joya, this enticing Young Adult book is told from the point of view of 13-year-old Isabella. It has had quite a lot of hype since its release […]

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