Last Girls is a story about secrets and sisterhood. You might pick up Last Girls for the bonds of sisterhood, but you will find yourself being captivated by the mystery. Keep reading my book review of Last Girls to find out my thoughts on the themes!
No one knows how the world will end.
On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own.
Prepare for every situation.
But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain:
Nowhere is safe.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
My favorite thing about Last Girls is the Juniper sister’s bond. Books about sisters is one of my favorite elements in books and as soon as I witnessed the intense love Honey, Birdie, and Blue have for each other I was sold. But Last Girls is about more than just sisterhood. It’s about secrets, the dangerous kind that can rip a community apart, family, and sacrifice. Part of what makes Last Girls such a compelling read is the sense of mystery and intrigue Brodsky infuses into the story. Even if I could tell where some of the twists and turns were, I could never predict the execution of these revelations.
To know your own eyes is the only way you’ll be able to paint another person’s realistically. You have it in you to see your truth.
Last Girls takes place in our world, it’s not science fiction, but for a lot of us, the world of the Juniper sisters is still a world with which we are unfamiliar. Living in a community preparing for the end of the world, the Juniper sisters are highly trained and have to rely on themselves. Prepping comes first and anything that could get in the way of their community and survival, like outside relationships or even art, is frowned upon. Last Girls examines both the Juniper sisters, but also the group dynamics and characters who contemplate their role in the end of the world.
You never know how long you girls will have with each other. None of us do. You could be the last girls on this compound. All we can do is prepare, not predict.
In a community that discourages connections with the outside, can the Juniper sisters still make meaningful relationships with others? Do the ends justify the means in a world that is on the brink of the end? What will we do to ensure the survival of ourselves, of our community? The heavy mystery elements will keep you reading especially as you begin to unravel the secrets of everyone. The Juniper sisters hooked me and then the mystery kept me reading and I actually finished Last Girls in one day!
About the Author
DEMETRA BRODSKY writes twisty thrillers about dark family secrets. She is an award-winning graphic designer & art director turned full-time. A native of Massachusetts with a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Demetra now lives in Southern California where she’s always exploring and researching, looking for clues to things that might feed into her next book. She is a first generation Greek-American and a member of International Thriller Writers. Dive Smack, her debut YA Thriller, is a 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection, an (ALAN) Pick (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE), and a Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book for Young Adults for Spring/Summer 2018
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