Review: Those Girls by Lauren Saft

Those GirlsThose Girls by Lauren Saft
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Poppy
Format: paperback                     Pages: 336
Sources: Publisher
Goodreads Synopsis:

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 are those 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, as well as 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? 
Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl, and her debut novel is raw, honest, hilarious, and thought-provoking, with a healthy dose of heart.

My Thoughts:

I wanted to like this book. I really did. I read the entire thing, but I couldn't connect with the characters the way I was hoping to. I felt like it was all very superficial. Rich girls and rich boys who have too much time and money. There was no substance to their issues. It was a let down for me. I was hoping that one of the girls was going to come to her senses and realize that being a slutty party girl was not okay, but it seemed like they embraced this part of themselves. Personally, it wasn't for me, but I am sure there are readers out there who will thoroughly enjoy it.

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  1. I'm sorry to see that you didn't enjoy this one. I thought it was alright and gave it four stars. I knew as soon as I started reading it though that it wasn't for everyone.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. I didn't care for this one either. There was too much promiscuity with the characters. It could have been a very good book had the author given them some redeeming qualities. But, no. It's not for everyone.