THE GIRLS by Emma Cline
What a sad and depressing book! Inspired by the girls who followed Charles Manson and committed vile crimes for him, this book follows a depressed and lonely girl as she falls under the spell of one of the followers of a cult leader in the 1960’s. Although some of the book is written from the perspective of an older Evie, most of it written as present day in the 60’s. Evie as a teen is depressed and depressing. Evie as a middle aged failure is even more depressing. Skip this one! Well written but who needs it.
2 of 5 stars