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City of Girls

A Novel

by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert X
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
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    Jun 2019, 480 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2020, 496 pages

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Vicki

Main character has a lack of self-awareness and growth.
So you might have guessed by my title that I did not like this book. I found the main character shallow, and did not find her asserting her agency strictly through sex to be interesting or admirable. I got very tired of reading about her sexual exploits, as it seemed she didn’t do much else of significance. The only character I found interesting was her aunt (or was she a cousin?), the theater owner. I’m not sure what Ms. Gilbert was going for here, but I don’t think she succeeded. I do not recommend.
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