Contemporary Fiction

Local Girls

by Caroline Zancan

We’re happy to support debut authors, including Caroline Zancan with Local Girls.

Quick take

Will the girls find the bravery they need (not the kind found in a beer bottle) to make it out of town?

Why I love it

Four girls on the cusp of adulthood, each dying to get out of their "burn-out" small-time town, have been close friends for years. One hot summer night, Sam Decker, a gorgeous, tabloid-worthy, A-list film star (think Ryan Gosling) walks into their local bar. The girls, astounded by his surprise appearance, clamor for his attention, and Sam is more than happy to oblige. What starts out ...

Member thoughts

7% Love
63% Like
27% Dislike
  • Andrea N.

    Pittsburgh, PA

    "I enjoyed this one, friends are funny."

  • Mollie F.

    Aurora, CO

    "A thoughtful look at the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Also, a solid exploration of the concept of friendship and what its impact on both the individual and the group. "

  • Deanna D.

    Minneapolis, MN

    "A little slow in parts but all and all a good book of friendship, growing up and how things change whether we want them to or not. "

  • Kerrin H.

    South Boston, MA

    "Absolutely loved the dynamics of the relationship between the four girls. Easy to connect to, and I really enjoyed the writing style. "

  • Melissa A.

    Elizabeth, NJ


  • Katy Beth C.

    Takoma Park, MD


  • Kara P.

    Avoca , NY


  • Amy P.

    Brooklyn, NY


  • Naina S.

    Durham, NC

    "Very slow-moving and the plot did not really develop throughout the novel. "

  • Jordan B.

    Atlanta, GA

    "I was really excited to read this book and was disappointed. It just didn't meet my expectations."

  • Martha W.

    Rockville Centre, NY

    "I felt like there wasn't much substance to this book. Very disappointed. "