December 14, 2017 4:06am CST
The Girls was written by Emma Cline in 2016. It tells the story of a young girl who gets involved in a very strange cult in America in 1969. This is not a true story but it probably identifies with some of the things that were happening at that time. A 15 year old girl is fascinated by a group of older girls who are hanging around in a local park. She notices that their hair is uncombed and they are all wearing handmade jewellery which sparkles in the sunshine. One of the older girls looks her way , their eyes meet, and she is smitten with her. The older girls belong to a cult that has taken over a local ranch a few miles away. The 15 year old spends her summer holidays hanging around with the girls at the ranch. The cult is run by a strange man who has delusions of fame. This story may not be to everyone`s taste because it is rather disturbing in places and does not have a happy fairytale ending. I did enjoy reading it because I like stories that are a bit different, and this one certainly was.
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