Local Girls Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Local Girls

Gretal Samuelson is a young woman growing up to witness the breakup of her parents' marriage, her cousin Margot's search for love, the deterioration of a brother who passes up Harvard for a job at the local grocery store, and emotional explosions that shatter the suburban quiet. This book was a quick read, however it lacked real substance for me. I finished the book wanting more, more of a conclusion, more emotion, and frankly more of a book. I think however that this book may be a better read for a teenage audience.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Book prepared by Darcey

Chapter Analysis of Local Girls

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Brother    -   Mother because he/she is    -   physically ill    -   alcoholic/druggie Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Dada gone

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Local Girls

Alice Hoffman Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian