Title: Last Girls
Author: Demetra Brodsky
My rating: 5/5
Genre/s and Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Suspense/Thriller, Realistic Fiction
Content Warnings: Physical violence, mentions of murder, graphic details about wounds/violence
Publication date: May 5, 2020
Last Girls is a wonderfully written story that will take you for a thrilling ride, keep you on your toes, and surprise you until the end. It’s brilliant!
Last Girls has a unique and palpable suspense that will have the readers (or the viewers!) hold their breaths or clutch the armrest or send their minds reeling. From start to finish, the author managed to project that same suspense and tension onto me as the reader.
The characters were amazing, and not just the Juniper sisters, but the minor characters as well! The plot was easy to follow, and it was also mysterious, suspenseful, and exciting! I loved all the foreshadowing, tiny revelations, and little mysteries in this book! The author did such a good job with them, and I was always thinking about all those tiny details or I kept going back to certain parts of the book to confirm my suspicions and theories. I was so invested in them and it blew my mind every time I came across a plot twist or revelation.
I also loved the writing style of this book and the way the story was told (with two different perspectives that will connect later in the story). Best of all is that, at the core of Last Girls is the importance of family and sticking together no matter what. I loved that.