The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn was SO intense! It’s a dark thriller about jealousy and toxic friendships in college, and the consequences of one’s actions.
It begins with a woman in her 30s – Ambrosia Wellington – receiving an invitation to her college reunion in the mail…along with a threatening note. Ambrosia promised herself she’d never go back to Wesleyan, but what is she so afraid of?
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The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn: My Thoughts
This book took the ‘mean girls’ concept to a whole new level. It goes back and forth in time, slowly revealing everything that happened when the girls were at college, and the consequences it led to years later.
A few of the characters are definitely unlikeable, but it made for an addictive story. It was darker than I expected, so be sure to check the trigger warnings if you’re unsure about reading it!
Great for fans of:
-college settings (especially art/theater colleges)
-dark & character-driven thrillers
-stories involving toxic relationships
Overall, this thriller definitely kept me intrigued, and I liked how the narrative was laid out. (The alumni emails at the beginning of each chapter were a great touch.) Prepare to be entertained – just don’t expect too many happy feels!
Rating: 4.25 (out of 5) stars
Release date: March 9th, 2021
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