The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Dirty Girls Social Club is a funny, relatable tale of six Latin-American women, “the sucias” and how they help each other through life’s most critical moments. The women, Lauren, Sara, Amber, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Usnavys, know each other from their college days at Boston University. Years after college, their lives have taken completely different turns, but they continue to meet every year to catch up, show off, and spill tea about their lives. More importantly, they grow together as women and help each other through life. Whether it is marital issues, identity issue, financial issues, or cultural issues, these women are there for each other. It’s not all sunshine and roses, however. They do have issues amongst themselves like jealousy, competition, and fallouts, but they learn and grow from those and become closer in the end. This book is what womanhood is supposed to be about. Supporting each other through thick and thin and standing up for each other in the face of conflict. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’ light, humorous tone makes this book a fun read. She reveals each woman’s life through her own first person perspective and intertwines it with all of the characters’ lives. Every woman needs to read this book.
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