The Divines: A Novel
I certainly received my fill of snobby, boarding school girl drama in The Divines!. Now, don’t get me wrong, this book was extremely engaging in a way that brings you back to high school. Josephine, or Joe, is a Divine. St. John the Divine is an elite English boarding school that breeds girls just like Joe. Girls who have their noses up in the air, flip their hair, and smoke like chimneys.
In The Divines, the chapters alternate between Josephine, now a married woman who is expecting a baby with her husband Jurgen, to memories of the days back when she was a Divine. Skipper had been her best friend whom she had slowly drifted apart from and Lauren was a townie that she met by circumstance and whose brother she had her first crush on. Then there was Gerry Lake, Joe’s roommate, who starts off the whole story by being found on the ground next to her ice skates in a contorted fashion.
The Divines is an excellently written book that will suck you into its storyline. I loved each and every one of the characters and the author did an exemplary job of developing each one. A must-read for fans of the movies Heathers and Mean Girls.
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