Book Reviews of The Dirty Girls Social Club

The Dirty Girls Social Club
The Dirty Girls Social Club
Author: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
ISBN-13: 9780312313814
ISBN-10: 0312313810
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting look at a group of women who may all be Latinas but who couldn't be any more different in every way! I enjoyed it a lot.
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Read by the Author. I love hearing about how other cultures interact. The author reads about sucessful 20 something chicano women who all went to Boston University. It is told from each characters point of view, kindof like Little Earthquakes is. I really enjoyed this. Good Author.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was hard to read since I don't speak any Spanish. The plot was good, but I think that a lot of subtleties were lost on me...
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Helpful Score: 1
More guilty pleasure reading! In a similar vein of "Sex and the City."
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Helpful Score: 1
A great read...couldn't put it down and you don't have to be Hispanic to enjoy it!
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Helpful Score: 1
The book started out very slow for me. Around the 2nd half of the novel, my interest picked up and I got to the point I couldn't put it down. Each chapter is written through a different character.
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Great book- fun reading! Enjoyed these characters, and their stories. I don't speak Spanish, and only understand a bit, but I still loved it!
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Six friends whose mutual support and admiration society sorts out and celebrates the complications and triumphs in each other's lives.
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Great book! A very enjoyable read. Great for fans of Chick Lit!
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This was a good story of how women bond from colege to adult life.
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Abridged 5 hours
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Fun, light reading.
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WONDERFUL book about 6 friends from BU. Kind of like a Latina group of Ya-Yas
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good book
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2 stars - just okay.
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A book about six girls who meet in college and stay friends even many years later. They all have their hispanic heritage in common, even though they are different religions and different colors. This book explores their lives as they are today as well as stories from their pasts and how they have changed (or not) over the years since their college days.
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I had a hard time putting this book down, although I also had some character confusion in the beginning. I adored the characters in this book, who are richly textured and interesting. The relationships between the women are equally endearing. Just an all-around great book.
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Very light and easy read.
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Meet the dirty girls--Lauren, Sara, Amber, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Usnavys--six friends whose mutual support and (mostly)admiration society sorts out and celebrates the complications and triumphs in each other's lives. No matter what happens to each of them (and a lot does), the Girls dish, dine, and compare notes on the bumpy course of life and love. There's always a lot of catching up to do.
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Quick and easy to read novel. Great beach book! Funny and entertaining.
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From my wife - it's a fun read for women who would like some insight into the latina culture.
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Great read!
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This is an entertaining and inspiring book about the lives of 6 friends. The author gives each character depth, and though they are completely different from each other, they maintain their friendship through all of life's ups and downs. Excellent debut novel!
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When I first starting reading this, I didn't think I would like it, but it's one of my favorite chick Lit books....you fall in love with the characters!
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I had a hard time keeping myself interested for the first 100 pages. After that I was pretty well aquainted with the six charaters and had a entertaining time reading their story. It was truley a celebration of what a friendship should be, no matter how different ones lifestyle or personality. It was abmirable to see these girls with such different views stick together and pull eachother thought their hard patches of live. All in all a good read.
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FUN! Not at all what I expected. I loved the changing point of view of all the different characters.
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This book was kind of a disappointment. It was really slow and I never really got into it. The ending also left me a bit unsatisfied.
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Good book. Fast read.
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I loved this book - I fell in love with all the characters. It was very engaging, and I cound't put this book down. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.
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cute story...very well told
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Great story about a friendship between 6 very different women. The author does a great job reading her book.
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I own the book, but found time to listen to it instead. I love this book, and the author did a nice job of changing her voice for the characters. All the stories lines were so varied about each woman, and it made it work well as the stories were woven together. I think that can be hard to pull off in a novel. You have 6 women all Latina, but from various Latina backgrounds, but all sisters from the same College who can find some common ground together. I would listen to this story again and again. The characters really have stuck with me, which one has which issue etc. Reading it might even be great and give you a different pace for the story.
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For a white Midwestern woman this book was informative about the differences between the different sectors of the Latin American culture. Author read her own book and sometimes I had problems following which character was speaking. But overall the message in this book: The sisterhood of close female friends crosses all cultures -when you have a group of friends like that they always have your back.
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I found this Latina Chick Lit very enjoyable. The reader does a good job with the different characters.
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I tried, but just couldn't get into this book. :/
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I love this book and this author. It made me cry, laugh, and cry and laugh at the same time! I'm now a die hard fan of Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez!
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Fun light summer read.
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Much better than I thought it would be. I found this very entertaining.
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Nice summer read!
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Story told from the different perspectives of the main characters. Learned a lot about Latina culture! Fun read.
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I had a little trouble getting into the book becuase each chapter is written from a different character's point of view. But by the middle the book had my attention. The book is about a group of girls that met in College and still meet once a month years later.
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Great book- fun writting
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This was a wonderful book. Valdes-Rodriguez writes of Latinas with wry humor. She mixes in enough Spanish to make it fun. This is a must read for anyone who loves chick lit.
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This is one of those books that you hear about through word of mouth - from friends, sisters, amigas - and after you read it, you love it! Not only that, you start recommending it to your friends and sisters. Granted, you may have to be Latina to get this book, but I think if you are a woman with a close knit group of girlfriends, you can still identify with one of the six Sucias, which is the name the ladies refer themselves to. I have read this book at least three times.
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relateable, fun and even a little gritty.
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I really liked this book. I'ts about true frienship and the stuggles of being a woman.
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Word's can't even begin to describe how much I loved this book. It was great and I would highly reccomned it to any other Chick Lit fans or girls who have a tight group of friends that are always there to support each other trough thick and thin after all this is what this book is all about.
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Great beach read-the story of four women-the chapters alternate to tell the story of each one.
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Hilarious! This is the first novel by this wonderful writter. It's full of love, scandal, emotion, definately the type of book to share between girlfriends. Learn what a "Sucia" is really all about....
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Latina ChickLit. Six friends who come together for a monthly meeting to tell or keep secret what is happening to each of them.
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It was interesting seeing how these woman go through their lives. It definitly a womans novel that anyone would like to read.
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I couldn't get past the first 23 pages.
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Don't remember much being "dirty" about it. Decent enough chick lit with a little ethnic mixed in
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Cute chick-lit story. I didn't think it was as great as everyone else made it out to be, but it was a nice, easy read.
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A funny, witty book
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I love this author! Her writing is injected with so many little smart bits, but is still such a good time to read. Clever, heartwarming, and full of personality.
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My book club was to read this but this was the only one I couldn't finish. I just don't like this Chick Lit. stuff. However, it did get very good reviews and was only the New York Time Bestseller list.
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Great read...very enjoyable.
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If you have some extra time on your hands and feel like reaing a stereotypical girl gets craped on by guy but then find the right guy then this is a book I would suggest. But if you have better things to do, i.e. feed the cat, watch paint dry, contemplate the meaning of life, I wouldnt suggest it. Its slow going at times and the plot is extremely transparent.
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It's a cute story about a group of girl friends and their struggles through relationships, sexual preferences and love.
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I couldn't get past the first 23 pages.
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Good read! Like a chick flick :)
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Funny, good chick lit.
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A very good read....captured my interest from the start.
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Very enjoyable, bigger than life but still very real characters who grow and learn and support each other through some very big life hurdles.
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Wonderfully fun.
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I really liked this book.
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Six women met at Boston University ten years ago and formed a mutual support and admiration society that meets regularly to dish, dine and compare notes on the bumpy course of life and love.
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Six Latina friends, late 20s, meet regularly to dish, dine, and compare notes on the bumpy course of life and love. Great book, easy read.
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A fun, predictable read.
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From Publishers Weekly
Valdes-Rodriguez's debut novel delivers on the promise of its sexy title, offering six lively, irreverent characters: the sucias ("dirty girls" in Spanish), who have been friends since college and get together twice a year to catch up. The book opens at just such a meeting, six years after they've graduated from Boston University, and takes us through an eventful year in their late 20-something lives. This diverse group of women defies stereotypes. There's reserved, conservative Rebecca, founder and editor of a magazine for Latina women, whose marriage to a preppy, Marxist theory-spouting academic is on the rocks; Sara, a full-time mom in Brookline, from a rich Cuban-Jewish family and married to an abusive husband; Usnavys, ambitious and entertainingly materialistic, who's an executive with United Way; Amber, a struggling singer and guitarist; Elizabeth, host of a Boston morning TV show and a born-again Christian; and Lauren, a feisty, hard-drinking newspaper columnist, half Cuban and "half white trash." The book addresses serious questions-prejudice, the difficulty of winning respect from Latino men-but balances them with enough budding (and dying) romances and descriptions of clothing and decor to satisfy any chick lit fan. The lively, humorous writing is peppered with Spanglish and attitude (watching Usnavys approach their meeting place, Lauren says, "Look at her. She just slid up to the curb out front in her silver BMW sedan.... She's on her cell phone. Wait, take two: She's on her itsy-bitsy cell phone. It gets smaller every time I see her. Or maybe she gets bigger, I can't tell. Girl loves her food.") This is a fun, irresistible debut.
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The jacket to this book is missing, I took it off so to put it on a shelf, don't know where it has gone. My friend gave me this back awhile back. It liked it.