Random House

The Girls: a Novel


A beautifully written book, Emma Cline’s debut novel “The Girls” explores the secret lives of adolescent girls; the perils of the in-between. Set in the late ’60s in Northern California, it’s a story not just of young women, but an of era and a Manson-like cult set within. This compelling read balances a scandalous story with fascinating characters and genuine emotion. It’s a tale all can devour.