Bookish Beginnings on Friday | I’m the Girl – Courtney Summers

We have a lot of eARC’s and we want to promote them a little bit more. So we decided to do some more Bookish Beginnings On Friday. Today I want to take a look at I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers. I’m not completely sure what to think of her books, but I want to try at least one more time. So let’s take a look!

The new groundbreaking queer thriller from New York Timesbestselling and Edgar-award Winning author Courtney Summers.

When sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis discovers the dead body of thirteen-year-old Ashley James, she teams up with Ashley’s older sister, Nora, to find and bring the killer to justice before he strikes again. But their investigation throws Georgia into a world of unimaginable privilege and wealth, without conscience or consequence, and as Ashley’s killer closes in, Georgia will discover when money, power and beauty rule, it might not be a matter of who is guilty—but who is guiltiest.

A spiritual successor to the 2018 breakout hit, Sadie, I’m the Girlis a masterfully written, bold, and unflinching account of how one young woman feels in her body as she struggles to navigate a deadly and predatory power structure while asking readers one question: if this is the way the world is, do you accept it?

It comes to me on my knees in the back of one of the mall’s storerooms, its gray concrete walls dappled with early morning light. I close my eyes and there’s a memory there: I was thirteen years old and I’d gone missing just a little while. Ended up on a dirt road outside of town. It was summer then too, the kind of hear that sours you, and I was angry with my mother, the kind of anger that changes the way you look at the world and makes understand, for better and for worse, the way the world’s looking at you.

I had a to add a little bit more than just the first sentence. But I will say I was immediately triggered to keep on reading. I was curious to know what was going on and what would happen next. This is part of the prologue and I have to say I forgot what this was about before adding the synopsis to this post. So the rest of the novel might be a little different, but like I said, I wanted to know more right away.

Courtney’s books aren’t for everyone and they leave me feeling unsettling after finishing. But I also keep thinking about them for awhile and that is not a bad thing at all! I’m excited to find out how I’ll feel about this one. The reviews are all over the place, but that doesn’t really surprise me as I think that happens with most Courtney Summers books. As I said, she isn’t for everyone. Hopefully this book is for me!

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