The Girls I’ve Been

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The Girls I’ve Been tells the story of Nora, a girl who is the daughter of a con artist mother whom she helped put behind bars. Her saving grace is her older sister, Lee, a private detective. Nora, her girlfriend Iris, and ex-boyfriend Wes go to the bank to deposit money, but it is held up by two men, Red Cap and Grey Cap. The two guys don’t know what they’re in for because these kids are smarter than most. Growing up as part of her mother’s cons, Nora knows how to deceive people like it’s a normal everyday thing. She shows little fear even though she is scared and pushes forward the whole book.

This book is supposedly going to be made into a Netflix movie starring Millie Bobbie Brown and I can’t wait to see it. It is told in alternating chapters set in the past (Nora as many different girls helping her mom con people) and the present (the bank robbery). With the theme of domestic and child abuse at its forefront, The Girls I’ve Been is an epic tale that will have you biting your nails and cheering for the good guys (and girls) every step of the way.

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Author Tess Sharpe
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2021-Jan-26
ISBN 9780593353806 Buy this Book
Issue March 2021
Category Young Adult