Alex and Mollie were an inseparable childhood duo who added a third friend when Veronica began attending their all-girls school. Now juniors in high school, the three have somewhat grown apart as they party and engage in various romantic endeavors. They’re actually quite awful to each other in stereotypical mean, private school girl ways. The only kind character in the entire novel is Alex’s younger brother who has a desperate crush on Mollie despite her continued involvement with a clichéd jerk/jock senior. While Those Girls is a lively read, Lauren Saft relies heavily on stereotypes and doesn’t include any thought-provoking elements or push the characters forward despite the opportunity to do so.
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