Not my favorite Beth Gutcheon, but not bad if you grew up in the 60's. One thing I came away with -- girls were girls regardless of socioeconomic factors. I didn't grow up anywhere near the economic class these girls were in, but still saw my friends and I in many of their conflicts with growing up.
I kept waiting for the plot devices to kick in, but no pay off. There was so much more potenital and it just fell flat for me. Surprising as the characters were believable and the settings excellent. I just felt let down that in the end, it just seemed like a story about some rich girls and their time at prep school in the 60's and nothing particularly special.
My favorite book this year. Intelligent without being presumptious, sentimental and smart.
Great read about a group of affluent, yet diverse girls at a prep school in the 60's and their subsequent reunion.
Very enjoyable book. The characters, the time period, and the private school settings all make for a great story.
story of young girls at boarding school...good
The New Girls is a resonant, engrossing novel about five girls during their formative prep-school years in the tumultuous mid-sixties. Into their reality of first-class trips to Europe, resort vacations, and deb parties enter the Vietnam War, the women's movement, and the sexual revolution. As the old traditions collide with the new society, the girls lose their innocence, develop a social conscience, and discover their sexuality--blossoming into women shaped by their turbulent times.