Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Cate and Renee are roommates that work for the same magazine company but haven't really become close friends yet. They are both going through identity crises of sorts...Renee is trying to get a coveted position at the magazine and Cate, who has just been promoted, is unsure of the real reasons why she received the promotion. They both feel they need to prove themselves in different ways.
When Trey, a guy Renee used to like and Cate currently likes asks if his sister can stay with them for a bit, they agree. Abby has her own past that she's running and a truth she doesn't want to face.
I really enjoyed this book! I liked all three characters a lot and I could sympathize with their situations. I loved how Cate's uncertainty with her boss was handled, and I felt for her so much since the one time in her life she had loved someone she'd been taken of advantage of in a way. And I liked how Renee also struggled with her identity in light of learning she had a half sister she hadn't known about and her issues with her weight. And I even thought Abby's situation was very sympathetic, as she tried to create something for herself she'd never had.
The truth about the past impacting the present and each girl struggling to come to terms with their lives makes for pretty compelling reading. But of course the real icing on the cake is the way they slowly open up to each other and become friends. The female friendships are the center of the book hopefully and that makes it fabulous.
These Girls is a nice read about professional women at a crossroads in their lives.
Slight Disclaimer: Sarah Pekkanen is one of those people I have known for so long on the internet and met in real life. She's super fun and kind. None of these are reasons I would lie and say nice things about her book, but it's up to you to decide!
Things You might Want to Know: I think there was some profanity and a little sex
Source of Book: ARC received from publisher
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Review: These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen