Review: The Girls (2016) by Emma Cline

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Review: The Girls (2016) by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline is a dark and suspenseful novel about a young girl who falls into a cult. The story is narrated by the girl, Evie, as she looks back on her life and the events that led her to the cult.

The novel begins with Evie as a teenager in the late 1960s. She is awkward, unpopular, and feels out of place in her small town. She becomes obsessed with a group of girls who are mysterious and cool. When she finally befriends them, she is drawn into their world of drugs, sex, and crime.

The girls in the cult are led by a charismatic and manipulative man named Russell. Evie is quickly seduced by his attention and power. She becomes a willing participant in the cult’s activities, which include stealing, lying, and ultimately, murder.

The Girls is a gripping read that will leave you feeling disturbed and uneasy. It’s a fascinating look at the psychology of cults and how easily people can be drawn into them. It’s also a coming-of-age story about a girl who is searching for her identity and place in the world.

My favorite part of The Girls by Emma Cline was when Evie finally stands up to Russell and tells him off. It’s a powerful moment for her, and it shows how far she’s come since she first met him.

Evie has come a long way since she first met Russell. She’s grown more confident and self-assured, and she’s no longer the shy, withdrawn girl she once was. In this scene, she finally confronts him and tells him off, and it’s a powerful moment for her. It shows how far she’s come and how much she’s grown as a person.

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