This debut novel for Emma Cline is very true to the 1960s, with young girls looking to find themselves and ending up finding security in cults. The main character, Evie, is lost — her parents just got divorced, her dad is living with a younger woman, her mom is trying to find a new husband, and Evie and her best friend have a falling out. What she ends up finding is this clan of girls in the park. That leads her to their ranch, where she gets drawn into their wild lifestyle of drugs, sex, and eventually horrible crime. The story starts in Evie’s present time and keeps flashing back to tell this story. I enjoyed this weird book, which concentrated not on the horribleness of this time, but more on the relationship between the girls.