3 Days, 3 Quotes // On Being Girls (Day 3)

Main Image Day 3It’s the final day of my 3 Days, 3 Quotes nomination from The Awkward Book Blogger.


  1. Share your three favorite quotes over three days or quotes that had an impact on you over three days
  2. Tag a few friends and share the love!

Onto Day 3’s quote!

Today’s quote comes from The Girls by Emma Cline. This hot summer read has a very atmospheric feeling. Some of the quotes also reminded me of something Barbara Kruger would put on one of her posters. So I give you today’s quotes:

Day 3--The Girls

A little more about The Girls by Emma Cline:

The Girls by Emma Cline Cover

Girls—their vulnerability, strength, and passion to belong—are at the heart of this stunning first novel for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.

Emma Cline’s remarkable debut novel is gorgeously written and spellbinding, with razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight. The Girls is a brilliant work of fiction—and an indelible portrait of girls, and of the women they become.

The Girls is now available. You can order a copy at your local independent booksellerBarnes & Noble, or Amazon.

That’s it for 3 Days 3 Quotes! Time to tag three of you wonderful people!

Charlotte @ Wonderfully Bookish
Jess @ Mud and Stars
Yvo @ It’s All About Books

Miss days one and two of “3 Days, 3 Quotes!” Check out what you missed here.

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

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