Book Notes: The Girls

The Girls by Emma Cline
Read Feb 11, 2018

This was a great read. And also upsetting, discomforting, depressing. So much of the story a little too familiar, too close to home.

I can see how easily I could’ve been one of the girls in the story. Willing to ignore so many warning signs and pretend away so much unpleasantness, unease, pain, with the hope of getting a little connection, a touch of warmth.

The mundaneness of the story is what makes it so distressing for me. The loneliness of the main character so commonplace. Her emotional starvation so ordinary that it is almost shocking someone would choose to write about it.

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