Book Review: I’m the Girl

I’M THE GIRL | Courtney Summers
09.13.2022 | Wednesday Books
Rating: 4/5 stars

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When sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis discovers the dead body of thirteen-year-old Ashley James, she teams up with Ashley’s older sister, Nora, to find and bring the killer to justice before he strikes again. But their investigation throws Georgia into a world of unimaginable privilege and wealth, without conscience or consequence, and as Ashley’s killer closes in, Georgia will discover when money, power and beauty rule, it might not be a matter of who is guilty—but who is guiltiest.

Courtney Summers just hit me with a complete gut-punch of a read with I’M THE GIRL. This book is so visceral and captivating that despite being focused on a dark and depressing subject matter, the reader doesn’t want to stop reading. You instantly connect with the main character, Georgia, who feels simultaneously like the youthful, naive sixteen-year-old she’s supposed to be and a woman who has seen and felt too much in her short amount of years.

I honestly wasn’t sure where this book was headed when I started. There’s a dead body and a mysterious wealthy estate called Aspera that hosts the elite and secrets far beyond the imagination. How does it all connect to Georgia? Summers has twist after twist to take you down the path of discovery. There were a few things I was able to guess and predict, but the journey towards their actual revelation kept me on the edge of my seat. This book is easy to binge, but also feels like something you want to take your time processing. 

Needless to say, I’M THE GIRL finally opened my eyes to why so many people love Courtney Summers’ writing and I’ll definitely be adding more of her books to my shelves.

A huge thank you to Wednesday Books for my gifted copy!

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