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Review: All Girls by Emily Layden



Blurb from Goodreads:
A keenly perceptive coming-of-age novel, All Girls captures one year at a prestigious New England prep school, as nine young women navigate their ambitions, friendships, and fears against the backdrop of a scandal the administration wants silenced.

But as the months unfold, and the school's efforts to control the ensuing crisis fall short, these extraordinary girls are forced to discover their voices, and their power. A tender and unflinching portrait of modern adolescence told through the shifting perspectives of an unforgettable cast of female students, All Girls explores what it means to grow up in a place that promises you the world––when the world still isn't yours for the taking.
My Review:
 
As you may know, I generally love books set in boarding schools and this one is no exception!  In the vein of Prep, this book tells a bit of the darker side of an all girls boarding school in Connecticut.  And yet, it felt so real, so timely and I truly believe the author let the girls and women at the boarding school become the story so that their stories are not untold.  I devoured this in a day and definitely recommend it!

All Girls came out last week on February 16, 2021, and you can purchase HERE.  If you want a new, great book about boarding schools, this one is for you!
All week, Chloe had been secretly hoping he'd text her. She'd leave her phone unattended for extended periods of time, imagining that the longer she went without looking at it, the surer she'd be to return to a message from Aidan. At Brie's urging, she'd drafted (and then deleted) dozens of messages to him, alternatively flirty and casual and sometime both flirty and casual. "If you want something, what are you doing to make it happen?". 

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