While I’ve read several books by Alex Flinn in the past, Girls of July isn’t one I’m particularly intrigued by. I did, however, at one point giggle while reading the synopsis. It was just interesting because the main characters all had names that I didn’t really bat an eyelash at until I get all the way to the end. And there you have Spider. Granted, Britta isn’t really a typical name either. It honestly just makes me think of a water filter.

girls of july

Four girls. One unforgettable July.

Britta is the bubbly drama queen. She needs to get away—and a peaceful cabin in the woods sounds like the perfect escape.

Meredith is the overachiever. She’s spent her entire life preparing for college, but at what cost? Now she’s wondering if that’s all there is.

Kate is the reluctant socialite. She’s searching for a reason to begin again after fleeing her small Georgia town—and a shameful family secret.

Spider is the quiet intellectual. She’s struggling with pain that has isolated her from her peers for much of her life.

When these four very different young women stay together for a month in the mountains, they discover that sometimes getting away from it all can only bring you back to who you really are.

Tell me what you think of Girls of July! Does this sound like a book you think you’d enjoy reading? What do you think of the girls’ names? Let me know in the comments! And happy reading!

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