These Girls: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
26 Reviews
Family secrets may shape us all, but it’s the rich, complicated layers of friendship that can save us.

Cate, Renee, and Abby have come to New York for very different reasons, and in a bustling city of millions, they are linked together through circumstance and chance.

Cate has just been named the features editor of Gloss, a high-end lifestyle magazine. It’s a professional coup, but her new job comes with more complications than Cate ever anticipated.

Her roommate Renee will do anything to nab the plum job of beauty editor at Gloss. But snide comments about Renee’s weight send her into an emotional tailspin. Soon she is taking black market diet pills—despite the racing heartbeat and trembling hands that signal she’s heading for real danger.

Then there’s Abby, whom they take in as a third roommate. Once a joyful graduate student working as a nanny part time, she abruptly fled a seemingly happy life in the D.C. suburbs. No one knows what shattered Abby—or why she left everything she once loved behind.

Pekkanen’s most compelling, true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate the complications of careers and love—and find the lifeline they need in each other.
  

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The ending was well done. - Goodreads
The author set up a great premise. - Goodreads
Renee is a writer for the beauty section of Gloss. - Goodreads
So I kind of sped through that plotline. - Goodreads

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - JudithDCollins - LibraryThing

Sarah Pekkanen has been added to my favorite author list! (she knows chick lit). I have read five of her books recently, (all winners), and looking forward to reading The Opposite of Me and Skipping a ... Read full review

Review: These Girls

User Review  - Musiquedevie - Goodreads

I finished the book early this morning and what can I say? I'm still lost in NYC where the story took place and I want to keep reading and finding out what else happens to Renee, Cate & Abby, for the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
33
Section 4
37
Section 5
59
Section 6
67
Section 7
83
Section 8
101
Section 17
191
Section 18
205
Section 19
213
Section 20
231
Section 21
247
Section 22
259
Section 23
271
Section 24
277

Section 9
107
Section 10
123
Section 11
133
Section 12
143
Section 13
151
Section 14
163
Section 15
171
Section 16
187
Section 25
289
Section 26
303
Section 27
309
Section 28
319
Section 29
323
Section 30
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About the author (2012)

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, The Best of Us, and Catching Air, as well as a series of linked short stories for ereaders. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives with her family, including a rescue dog and cat, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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