Book Reviews of The Girls

The Girls
The Girls
Author: Amy Goldman Koss
PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780142300336
ISBN-10: 0142300330
Publication Date: 3/18/2002
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Koss's suspenseful and realistic portrayal of a popular middle school clique's devolution unfolds though six narrators. In a starred review, PW said, "Readers will identify with and remember these characters, and may think twice before sacrificing their individuality for the sake of popularity." Ages 10-14.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-When the other members of Maya's clique decide to ostracize her, the girl is shocked and devastated. She has no clue what she could have done wrong, and neither do Brianna, Ren?e, or Darcy. However, Candace is their leader, the self-assured one, the one who decides who's in and who's not, and, suddenly, Maya's not. In brief chapters that jump from one girl's perspective to another, a picture emerges of social status and peer pressure among middle schoolers who are struggling to figure out who they are, where they belong, and maybe even what is right. The voice of each character is clear and will be familiar to any adolescent. Koss's exceptional skill at evoking not only the girls, but also their families, makes this an important story for those in the midst of the cruelty of middle-school society. This provocative page-turner will be passed from one girl to the next like a note with the latest gossip.
Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, FL
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It was a very intresting book for young teen girls.
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I was barely or maybe not quite a teen when I read this book. At the time, it was shocking. Good book!