Those Girls by Lauren Saft

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  • Title: Those Girls
  • Author: Lauren Saft
  • Publisher: Poppy
  • Page Count: 336 pgs.
  • My Goodreads Rating: 1 star
  • Actual Rating: none
  • Summary (from Goodreads): 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. (*she tells everyone!!!!!!) (**NO WAY JOSE!)

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

For lack of a better analogy, this book was like Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

You know it’s crap TV but you binge watch it anyway. This book was horrid and the same way. Whoever said this is accurate of today, in my opinion that person is a liar. The girls in this book basically like six things: (1)weed, (2)cigarettes, (3)sex, (4)f-bombs, (5)more f-bombs, and (6)more sex. They back stab and cheat and lie and act just plain stupid for the entirety of this book. THIS BOOK IS NOT WORTH IT AT ALL. TOTAL WASTE OF TIME.
Here’s an example of the stupidity of all of the girls and boys in this book (Actual quotes from the book):
“Doing my part against teen pregnancy.” – Girl 1 (taking Plan B; just had sex)
Girl 1’s friend: “Seems a legitimate excuse as any.”
Girl 1 later: “She didn’t understand I was Catholic.”

First of all, isn’t the Catholic belief abstinence until marriage and that contraception is bad because it prevents a human life from coming into the world???

Here are some more examples:

  • “Just giving him a little spank-bank material” (referencing a teacher)
  • “Are Second little brothers like second cousins? Ya know the ones you’re allowed to bone?”
  • “… puffed out my chest … I hadn’t seen any of the boys all summer so I needed to make a good impression.”
  • “… had dark circles under his eyes, not in an up all night doing blow kinda way.”
  • “I picked you up from school, you buy me dinner. I let you watch Real Housewives, you blow me.”
  • “At least I was puking today”

Quotes like those are one of the reasons I DNF’ed this book. This book was just a horrid one that I would not recommend to ANYONE. I’d actually like to talk to the author and see why she made this book the way it is.

Love at Last Word?: NO WAY IN HECK! This book was horrid from the beginning until whenever I got fed up with it and stopped reading!

-BookNerd

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