Girls of July by Alex Flinn

Girls of July

Four girls. One unforgettable July.Britta is the bubbly drama queen. She needs to get away—and a peaceful cabin in the woods sounds like the perfect escape.Meredith is the overachiever. She’s spent her entire life preparing for college, but at what cost? Now she’s wondering if that’s all there is.Kate is the reluctant socialite. She’s searching for a reason to begin again after fleeing her small Georgia town—and a shameful family secr...

Details Girls of July

TitleGirls of July
Release DateJun 4th, 2019
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Reviews Girls of July

  • Andria
    A charming and empathetic story of friendship and overcoming differences. Four girls share a cabin for a month in the Adirondack mountains - each has her own reasons for wanting to escape to the middle of nowhere and is facing important decisions about her future. Chapters alternate between the girls' perspectives, but their characters are distinctly and deftly drawn, making it easy to keep the various storylines separate. Sweet but not cloying, ...
  • Pamela
    Three very different young women, still in high school, decide, independently, to share a cabin with another young woman and her grandmother for the month of July in the Adirondack mountains with no cell coverage, no malls, and none of the other advantages of city life. Each told themselves they needed to get away from their lives. None of the three city girls are prepared for what they find in the mountains. For instance, the grandmother decides...
  • Jamie
    Cuuuuutte. So cute that on a day where I planned on reading a ton of books for a sales meeting I read the entirety of this nearly 500-page tome. The characters read a little young but this is just purely sweet. A little bit of a Traveling Pants feel.
  • Sarah
    *Review is of an advanced reader copyI have long enjoyed books about summer camp. Much more so than I enjoyed the actual summer camp experience myself. (Because it is awfully nice to have the comfort of my own bed and a non-communal shower with ample hot water.) Girls of July, although not exactly a summer camp story, has the summer camp feel. (How many times will I use the term "summer camp" throughout this review?) The novel is akin to The Sist...
  • J.T. Dutton
    Sometime in about seventh or eighth grade, I lost the brash confidence I had as a ten to twelve year old and at thirteen devised new ways to keep people around me. Instead of relying on common interests and mutual affinities and making friends that ranged from book nerds to animal lovers, from quiz bowlers to basketball players, I chased what I thought I was supposed to chase. I bought shoes I couldn't really walk in and used words that sounded a...
  • Marie
    Thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an eArc of this book. It has not affected my opinions or my review.Unfortunately, this book is one that fell flat for me. I feel like the storylines of the four girls turned out to be stereotypical and cliche without enough depth to bring them to life, and the story revolved around the messages (too obvious) instead of the characters taking me on a journey to discover them along the way. We had: the ov...
  • Angie
    This book surprised me in so many ways! I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. The characters are all so inspiring and the different plot lines really bring everyone together. I strongly recommend picking this book up. It is a very inspiring summer read.
  • Mia K
    Love. Love. LOVE! I loved this book so much. I loved all of their extra adventures. I loved them together. I loved the love. This book...
  • Becky
    For a more in-depth review watch:, Meredith, Kate, and Spider are not friends but they will spend July together in a cabin in the Adirondack mountains. Each girl will learn more about themselves and come to terms with their family's issues during this month.I really wanted to like this book but it just didn't work for me. The characters only felt halfway developed and their issues all resolved themse...
  • Teenage Reads
    Plot:Each of them came for a reason. Britta from her mother’s creepy boyfriend, Meredith from the Ivy League college application she was supposed to be writing, Kate from her father’s scandal and Spider going back to the place where her family isolated her. Found in the rural New England area lies a cabin that belongs to Ruthie, Spider’s grandmother. Spider’s family used to come to the cottage every summer, but with her family no longer g...
  • Kiana Cook
    If I had to use one word to describe Girls of July, it would be “cozy.” There is nothing groundbreaking or challenging about it, but it’s a comforting, familiar summer friendship story, complete with swimming, stargazing, and s'mores, that reminded me of the books I loved as a middle schooler where a bunch of different girls are shoved together and end up bonding, like The Beacon Street Girls or The Mother-Daughter Book Club. (The fact that...
  • Sarah
    I received this as an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Four girls will share stories, when they all spend a few weeks together in a remote cabin. Spider and her grandmother own the summer cabin. Together, they decide to host three strangers for a few weeks. Spider has a hard time connecting with others because of her painful disease which physically keeps her from doing the same activities as her peers. Getting to know new peo...
  • Brianna
    I love books like this, where you have multiple characters and they get a chapter just in their point of view. Meredith and Britta go to the same school, but Meredith is super studious and Britta is more free spirited. When Britta convinces her to go away for a month to New York it’s the perfect escape for Britta, if Meredith can just get on board and stop being stuck in a book. Kate is being shuffled off because her dad is stuck in a scandal a...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Girls of July by Alex Flinn, 470 pages. HarperTeen (Harper Collins), 2019. $18.Language: R (38 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content PG13; Violence: G; BUYING ADVISORY: MS HS – ADVISABLEAUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGEAfter an ad is placed on social media, four girls with wildly different personalities, are seeking seclusion from issues at home, and room together in a secluded cabin in the Adirondacks. This could be a recipe for disaster or a “traveling...
  • Jenn
    Four girls, two from Miami, one from a small Georgia town, and one from New York, share a cabin in the Adirondacks for a month over the summer. They all have their quirks and issues.First off, in the end, I really enjoyed this story. It's not groundbreaking, but it was a sweet story. However. I listened to the audio version of this from #librofm. The audio was bad, guys. Kate had a horrible southern accent. She sounded like Carson (Phoebe Cates) ...
  • Joyce Sweeney
    I loved this story! The setting is so beautiful and all the characters were completely real to me. Four girls come together in a remote cabin, away from their 'normal' lives, all of them looking for some kind of peace or escape. Each one has fixed ideas about herself and about each other, all of which are in for a revolution as deeper and deeper truths come out. There is a dynamite love story, no wait, actually two of them. There are revolutions ...
  • Kiki Z
    DNF’d at 58%. It feels like I’ve run a marathon but am standing in the same place. A book this character driven needs better characters. This one had a lot of potential and I liked the beginning but it goes nowhere fast. I kept thinking it would pick up but it feels like there’s a lot of words to describe nothing. The girls don’t interact enough. Spider is weirdly judgmental. There’s an unnecessary romance shoved in. Kate won’t even c...
  • Doaa
    3.5 stars. The Girls of July is a book about four very different young women who go on vacation and end up spending July together. I really enjoyed the first half of the book, and flew through it, but then things started to fall apart. Meredith’s epic love story which spans all of two or three weeks and causes her to change her entire life was incredibly cliché. Other scenes felt rushed and ruined the flow of the book for me, but otherwise it ...
  • Michelle
    I absolutely loved this book. I felt like the characters were well developed, the scenery was gorgeous, and the story was wonderful. I loved the added story about Ruthie, the grandmother and Spider dealing with her issues. That’s something that you don’t see very often. I was definitely transported to the beautiful Adirondacks. I would have loved to be brave enough to join the girls there. If you need an escape from everyday life read The Gir...
  • Donna Hines
    Four girls come together on a journey of discovery.One of them needs to learn to have fun, one simply wants to be accepted with rich girl problems, the other needs to accept her disability rather than shy away, the latter needs to tone down her chatty bubbly self.They come together for a trip to the mountains for a month only to learn they have more similarities than differences.Not the excitement I'd hoped but it was good.
  • Bickering Book Reviews
    For a more in-depth review watch: Rating: This book had an interesting premise but Flinn never developed any of the storylines enough to hook you. The book is long and it felt long however there are parts with which some readers may connection especially Spider’s storyline.
  • McKenzi
    Slow and steady for this book. It took me some time to into the different POVs and getting to know each girl. Once I got a decent way into the story then the plot began to pick up. I enjoyed the story and how bonds were formed over 31 days. I enjoyed getting to know each characters personal life and struggles then watch them overcome them.
  • Candace
    This book was pleasant. There wasn't a whole lot going on, but I enjoyed the characters, and I enjoyed the premise of them all coming together for the summer. I don't know that I'll remember much about it, but I enjoyed it.
  • Kendall
    There's really not much to say about this book. It's literally just about 4 very different girls who spend a summer in a secluded cabin with limited cell service. It's really your classic summer coming of age story, with a few diverse updates. All in all, nothing to write home about, but enjoyable nonetheless. Trigger and Content Warnings: Blood, injury, hospitalization (brief), mentions of drug use and overdosing, estranged parents, high parent...
  • Mary Bird
    I quite liked this book. It was relatively easy to read (for being lots of pages), but overall I wound up liking the characters and their stories. I’m not sure I bought the overall ending (there were a few overwrought moments), but in general - I enjoyed reading it.
  • Kaitlin
    This was a super cute story following 4 teenage girls as they spend a summer together forming unlikely friendships. They were all so different and real, I enjoyed this book!
  • Nicole Targia
    A light and easy summer read, a little cheesy but in a less traditional way than some other YAs. Overall liked it and probably deserve 3.5 stars instead of just 3.