Review: Those Girls by Lauren Saft

Those Girls by Lauren Saft

Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can’t help but stab you in it.

Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica are those girls: they’re the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them–and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined a band–without telling anyone. Mollie suffers from a popular (and possibly sociopathic) boyfriend, as well as a serious mean streak. And Veronica just wants to be loved–literally, figuratively, physically….she’s not particular. Will this be the year that bonds them forever….or tears them apart for good?

Title: Those Girls
Author: Lauren Saft
Publication date: June 9, 2015

I received Those Girls from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

DNF at 20%.

I don’t have the patience to read a book about shallow, vapid characters I don’t have a shred of interest in. Not a single one of them has any good qualities. It feels like this book was written solely for shock value.

I was hoping this book would be along the lines of Gossip Girl, The It Girl, or the Private series. It wasn’t.

I don’t even know why Alex, Mollie, and Veronica are friends. They don’t have anything in common. They don’t like each other. They’re catty and self-centered and talk about each other behind their backs. They’re popular, but I don’t know why they’re popular. I know why they’re popular with the guys (Mollie and Veronica, at least), but what is wrong with the girls in their school? Is it because Veronica has cool parties?

I’m done here. I’ve wasted enough time on this book.

1 star // dnf



  1. I can totally understand where you’re coming from with this book – it really didn’t work for me either. Though I persevered until the end, I was shocked that the characters still hadn’t learned from their mistakes and were back to their same old attitudes again. I’ve preferred novels from Megan Abbott that deal with the whole ‘complexities of the teenage girl relationship’ much better. Thanks for sharing an honest review anyway Jenna, it’s a shame that this one just didn’t work out!
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