I’m The Girl by Courtney Summers

Published: September 13, 2022

Paperback: 352 pages

(Thanks to Netgalley & St. Martin’s Press – Wednesday Books, I received an eARC)

GOODREADS RATING: 5/5 STARS

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

The new groundbreaking queer thriller from New York Times bestselling and Edgar-award Winning author Courtney Summers.

When sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis discovers the dead body of thirteen-year-old Ashley James, she teams up with Ashley’s older sister, Nora, to find and bring the killer to justice before he strikes again. But their investigation throws Georgia into a world of unimaginable privilege and wealth, without conscience or consequence, and as Ashley’s killer closes in, Georgia will discover when money, power and beauty rule, it might not be a matter of who is guilty—but who is guiltiest.

A spiritual successor to the 2018 breakout hit, Sadie, I’m the Girl is a masterfully written, bold, and unflinching account of how one young woman feels in her body as she struggles to navigate a deadly and predatory power structure while asking readers one question: if this is the way the world is, do you accept it?

MY THOUGHTS:

I’ve read many books by this author, and she is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. This book has all the raw emotion I expect from one of her novels. She always writes about such hard topics with dignity.

Georgia’s streams of consciousness were very interesting and I feel made up most of the book. I really felt connected to her as a character because of all of her inner dialogue. I was intrigued with her encounters with the “privileged wealthy people” she comes in contact with.

Nora frustrated me the first 30% of the book, but I really grew to admire her. I liked the interactions between her and Georgia. I felt like she grew as a character throughout the story almost as much as Georgia.

I wasn’t expecting the story infield the way it did, but it definitely added more mystery. I was highly impressed with this book, as I always am with works by this author.

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