Leah Greenblatt
July 19, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Girls from Corona del Mar

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Rufi Thorpe
publisher
Knopf
genre
Fiction

We gave it an A-

Lorrie Ann and Mia are best friends defined by their differences: Lorrie Ann is beautiful, serene, a rule follower; Mia is fierce, with a recklessness that passes for bravado. Both end up pregnant before graduation, but it’s sweet Lorrie Ann whose life is haunted by ”the vultures of bad luck.” Girls‘ raw, lyrical tone resonates — a gratifyingly honest dispatch from the battle lines of young womanhood. A-

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