Friday, March 22, 2019

Girls of July by Alex Flinn - ADVISABLE

Girls of July by Alex Flinn, 470 pages. HarperTeen (Harper Collins), 2019. $18.

Language: R (38 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content PG13; Violence: G; 



After an ad is placed on social media, four girls with wildly different personalities, are seeking seclusion from issues at home, and room together in a secluded cabin in the Adirondacks.  This could be a recipe for disaster or a “traveling pants” in the making.  Though the girls don’t seem a good fit, the more they learn about each other, the more they learn about themselves.   They discover that maybe they are strong enough to face the life circumstances that led them to a mountain retreat.  

The characters are likeable and we learn along with them.  Mature content may be the grandmother’s same sex attraction, but it was handled discreetly. There weren’t many surprises, but it was a fun read and Flinn’s writing doesn’t disappoint.  It will make you want to find your own mountain getaway.  

Michelle in the Middle, Teacher

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