Summary Local Girls Pdf By Caroline Zancan

review Local Girls

The first person to break your heart isn’t always your boyfriend Sometimes it’s your best friend Maggie Lindsey and Nina have been friends for most of their lives The girls grew up together in a dead end Florida town on the outskirts of Orlando and the love and loyalty they have for one another have been their only constants Now nineteen and restless the girls spend empty summer days bouncing between unfulfilling jobs the beach and their favorite local bar The Shamrock It’s there that a chance encounter with a movie star on the last night. We were burnouts in a burnout town It took half the length of a Sam Decker movie to get to Orlando from where we lived and even the city was a four year old s dream not a nineteen year old s The high school that we had gone to was not the type whose graduates went on to Ivy Leagues or first or second or even third tier liberal arts colleges There was a community college in town where some of our classmates floundered and delayed having to look for jobs that paid by the hour and the valedictorians usually made it to Florida State or the University of but that was about it By not bothering with these consolation prizes we felt like we were making a point though I m not sure we could ve told you what it wasi m kind of a sucker for bad girls i have a girls gone wild shelf on here for a reasonfor me megan abbott is the one who writes these kinds of stories best even in her arguably less successful books like The Fever there s still something so darkly glimmering in the way she writes about the underbelly of teenaged female friendships it gives me thrillsthis book is fine but it didn t give me the abbott thrills which is surprising considering its components and how they are all so much in keeping with my tastes the narrative foundation is of a group of four teenage girls maggie nina lindsey and lila who are a little wild and tighter than tight until a tragic EVENT drives them apart years later now nineteen they are still living outside of orlando stuck in the wake of a tourist town with no real prospects in love or work returning to the same dive bar every night and going in sluggish circles exhaustedly bitchy and directionless as they obsess over celebrity magazines and dream about getting out of their hometown badish girls smalltownish blues this is usually my JAM It felt like everyone was only ever one eye blink away from being somewhere else somewhere even glamorous and charming where they would smile even wider It felt like we were all one reality show or contest away from joining the faces on these pages and this made us wish for things it might never have occurred to us to want otherwisethree of the girls are still friends but it s a tainted friendship compromised by that shattering EVENT in their shared past and lila s subseuent splintering off into enemy territory a group of bitchy rich girls they re all a bit cynical now bored with their lives and with each other just kind of going through the motions of friendship until the night both lila and separately one of their beloved dreamy celebrities walk into their bar and gasp sam decker chooses to spend the evening drinking with the three of them he s hunky and charming and it ends up becoming like some kind of live action reality show where he is given a glimpse into the lives of regular folk as they flirt outrageously and competitively dishing about themselves and each other and their former friend while they ply him for celebrity gossip and see what they can get away with he will be dead the next daythe premise is good but it s the execution that flounders a little the problem for me was mostly with the voice the story is told from the perspective of maggie as an adult looking back on this night when she was nineteen which night is largely spent looking back on their earlier adolescence so although it is an adult voice telling the story there are too many instances where thoughts are presented as occurring in the brain of a teenager that do not ring true for example this which occurs at halloween when maggie is still in high school just after her little group has been scattered post EVENT That year I had eyed the slutty nurse and bunny and maid costumes at the 99 cent store but I couldn t think of anything sadder than a girl with no friends trading on the appeal of a body not uite finished yetthat is the observation of an adult woman but it is written as though maggie is thinking this in high school no teenage girl has ever considered her body as unfinished high school is when a girl s sexual currency is being acknowledged and appraised constantly by horny teenage boys or horny teenage girls but less clumsily and when a girl is beginning to learn her body s power and how to wield and deploy it the reflection of unfinished suggests appraisal at a distance of years and comes off as awkward voice and there are examples of this I remember feeling when I saw them the full weight of how young we were and that we wouldn t always be It was one of those rare moments when you re not sitting around waiting for something to happen or reflecting back on something that already did but simply marveling at what is When the present the middle child of tenses swallows the ever dominant past and future and your entire life floats within a single moment I remember thinking This is what it is to be young You will tell this story laternow if she hadn t said I remember feeling and then threw on an I remember thinking on TOP of that i could have written this off as emotion recollected in tranuility an adult articulating the youthful moment with adult perspective but no and so it comes across as inauthentic overexplicated these lofty and measured thoughts that don t mesh with a teenager in the middle of pranking a boy you don t really feel this kind of bittersweet and grasping nostalgia in the frenzy of a careless and immortal teenage life unless you have benjamin button disease so it just comes off a little graceless and contrived which spoiled my reading experience by bringing me out of the story to uestion the narrator s reliability not in a good patrick mccabe way in a way that brought out my inner editor and what teenage girl can drink SEVEN beers before she has to pee and where can i learn that tricki m being unnecessarily catty so these girls would probably dig me it s far from hopeless there are some really lovely parts especially those that describe that restlessness to leave the place of one s birth and the lack of resources limiting options I suddenly wanted everything to match the electric buzz that Decker s presence had created at our table and in our lives The friendly chatty exchange of information that our conversation had been up until that point suddenly felt like a waste of the opportunity we had been presented with Maybe I had reached the point of drunkenness where you talk just to hear yourself and reckless ideas take shape but it suddenly occurred to me that if even a movie star joining our table couldn t change the routines and settings of our Saturday night maybe we were doomed to a life where nothing ever changes Not the scenery or the seasons or the things you did to pass the time no matter who you passed them withit s mostly entertaining if a little overworked you get two mysteries for the price of one what the EVENT was that drove the girls apart and how decker dies although the EVENT was less shocking than i had hoped wow i am stuck in a negative spiral today i gotta get out of this review while i still cantldr an entertaining book but not the best of its kind with which we had been presented whomi KNOW this character would never say whom but once you unleash the inner editor there s no stopping it come to my blog

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Local Girls

Of his life changes everything Passing through Orlando Sam Decker comes to The Shamrock seeking anonymity but finds Maggie Lindsey and Nina instead Obsessed with celebrity magazines that allow them a taste of the better lives they might have had the girls revel in his company But the appearance of Lila the estranged former member of the girls’ group turns the focus to their shared history bringing all their old antagonisms to the surface Lila’s defection to Orlando’s country club school when her father came into some money and the strange. So this wasn t in my reading plan at all But since I watched the Amy Winehouse documentary I haven t been able to read or watch or listen to anything demanding or emotionally complex and I really didn t have the energy to read any of any of the books I already had on the go and so I decided to give a YA novel a whirlI m only really adding this to my shelves at all because I m convinced it s the result of the author using Lana Del Rey s This Is What Makes Us Girls as a writing promptThis new breed of YA novels that seem to be written with the descriptor lyrical in mind that always have some elegaic or nostalgic uality to them that boosts their appeal to older readers they invariably lure me in with a brilliant opening and then they just drop off The prologue of this book was excellent After that I steadily lost interest until I was flipping over ten pages at a time and I found the behaviour of the characters too unbelievable for suspension of disbelief to work

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Enchanting boy she brought into their circle who fundamentally altered dynamics that had been in play for years By the night’s end the escalation of these long buried issues forces them to see one another as the women they are now instead of the girls they used to be With an uncanny eye for the raw edges of what it means to be a girl and a heartfelt sense of the intensity of early friendship Local Girls is a look at both the profound role celebrity plays in our culture and how the people we know as girls end up changing the course of our lives. This book centers around three girls on their usual hang out during a Saturday night at a bar except that night happens to outweigh the others in particular due to the fact that they bumped into their all time favorite celebrity Sam Decker changing their lives completely I went into this book blind despite knowing that the book follows three girls and their lives during the summer and it was uite a delight It took a twist on my expectations which is a good thing and I flew through the book in one sitting Zancan s writing was elouent Flawless with a dash of humor The plot wasn t anything intense at all but the speech style and kept me at the verge of my seat through it all One thing I personally dislike about the book was how the story was executed from both the past and present I appreciate how the retelling of the past helps fill in the gaps of each girl s vague memory but i felt it was a bit redundant It has that We Were Liars vibe to it where everything was scattered for a moment and then the truth reveals at the very end which can be irritating to readers who expected way after having to drag themselves up until the end The ending was uite confusing to me but it did show great character development overall I recommend this book to anyone who wants a uick and light read which is also perfect for summerWas provided an ARC from the publisher themselves in exchange for an honest review This book comes out on 30th of June


10 thoughts on “Local Girls

  1. says:

    We were burnouts in a burnout town It took half the length of a Sam Decker movie to get to Orlando from where we lived and even the city was a four year old's dream not a nineteen year old's The high school that we had gone to was not the type whose graduates went on to Ivy Leagues or first or second or even third tier liberal arts colleges There was a community college in town where some of our classmates floundered and delayed having to l

  2. says:

    Chosen from Book of the Month clubTo me this was a clear case of story not matching style Zancan's prose is lyrical long and meditative But the story of Maggie Lindsey and Nina isn't like that at all Sure a few small town girls deserve to have their story told but there's such a disconnect between their story

  3. says:

    ‘We loved one another purely without the complications teenage girls so often bring to everything But I wouldn

  4. says:

    An interesting premise 3 friends 19 year old girls hanging out in a bar in the outskirts of Orlando meet a celebrity Sam Decker who has come to Orlando and just happened into this dumpy bar Every girl's dream come

  5. says:

    Ah best friends Best friends can talk without talking they've got your back and they really get you That's why they're also the ones

  6. says:

    So this wasn't in my reading plan at all But since I watched the Amy Winehouse documentary I haven't been able to read or watch or listen to anything demanding or emotionally complex and I really didn't have the energy to read any of any of the books I already had on the go and so I decided to give a YA novel a whirlI'm only real

  7. says:

    The girls in this book aside from Nina were often hard for me to distinguish between I think sometimes the author tried too hard to sound cool and it ended up taking away from the individual voices of her characters because they ended up all sounding exactly the same Overall though it was a somewhat enjoyable read and glimpse into young female friendship and what it's like for us girls when we find ourselves at the crossroads of being littl

  8. says:

    This book centers around three girls on their usual hang out during a Saturday night at a bar except that night happens to outweigh the others in particular due to the fact that they bumped into their all time favorite celebrity Sam Decker changing their lives completely I went into this book blind despite knowing that the book follows three girls and their lives during the summer and it was uite a delight It took a t

  9. says:

    This book is a bit of a slow burn We know something bad happens and that something bad HAS happened but a lot of those things as well as why are

  10. says:

    Literary New Adult fiction about a group of girls in a working class Florida neighborhood It takes place the year after they graduate high school none of them have gone to college and they are stuck in their town and defiant about it gathering at a favorite local bar most nights Written in second person this book is mostly about sma