The Big Girls is a psychological novel about life in a women's prison. The story is told by four different narrators: a prisoner, a staff psychiatrist, a prison guard, and a movie starlet. This creepy page-turner will appeal to those of us who like grisly crime stories.
Girls in Trucks is a coming-of-age story about a rebellious southern debutante who moves up north. I picked up the book because the dress on the cover caught my eye--I love the fitted bodice and full, swingy skirt.
Although the book is beautifully written and it received rave reviews, I didn't really enjoy reading it. The protagonist makes too many bad decisions. I kept wanting to butt in and talk some sense into her. Guess I'm getting old.
Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner