“The Girls I’ve Been” book by Tess Sharpe is a twisty young adult thriller following a teenage girl named Nora. She was raised by a con artist to be a con artist. She along with her closest friend, and her girlfriend are being held prisoner in a bank heist. Nora utilizes her sharpness to hopefully get them out alive. If you read The Girls I have Been, you will discover the story is more than just a young adult spine chiller. It teaches us how we can heal and survive after experiencing trauma. It explores numerous types of love, and a fictional look at a mother daughter con group relationship. I’m certain that will feel unnerving relatable for some, who have toxic relationship with their mom.
I really liked “The Girls I’ve Been” a lot. It was deeper than I anticipated, and I genuinely felt associated in so many ways with Nora. Not just her, It is also her friends and family that grab you, and you will want increasingly more of them. The exciting part of the story would be sufficient alone, yet the deep and emotional part of this story takes it to another level for me.
The pacing of this story is brilliant. The chapters are fast paced, along with the dialogue and story. There is a to and fro of time jumping, and it took me some time to adjust. Mainly because, as I said the chapters are fast paced, so I think I was proceeding onward when I was just adjusted in one time period. That said the time jumps were important to build up Nora as a character, and to investigate why she is the kind of person she is. So they were great regardless of whether I felt somewhat bouncy at the start.
The end of “The Girls I’ve Been” was chilling. I cannot say much without spoiling the story. What I can say is that it is poetic and the ideal end. So In case you’re searching for a young adult novel that is exciting, mysterious with dark fun, and furthermore has that deep emotional edge. Then you MUST get The Girls I’ve Been.