Thursday, 3 November 2016

Book Group Read: Geezer Girls by Dreda Say Mitchell

I've recently joined a new book group at my local library, which meets on the last Friday of the month. Our first read was Geezer Girls by Dreda Say Mitchell.

This isn't a book I would normally pick up as I was put off by the title as it sounds a bit... cheesy. But I gave it a go - and I'm glad I did! It took me around 70 pages to get into the book, but once I did, I really enjoyed it.

The book is set in the East End underworld, so it can get pretty grisly at times. I don't have the stomach for too much violence (or peril - I'm a proper wuss) but it was only sparingly graphic and I was actually cheering some of it on by the end. In fact, my favourite moment involved a gun and I was almost leaping off the sofa cheering at it!

I did find some of the rhyming slang cheesy, but the overall story grabbed my attention and kept me entertained. It's true what they say: you shouldn't judge a book by its cover (or title).

Our next read is JoJo's Moyes' The Girl You Left Behind, which is completely different to Geezer Girls. I dived straight into the book on the day of our book group meeting and have already finished it, but I'll share my thoughts next time...


  1. Both books sound interesting to me, I look forward to hearing what you think.

    1. Geezer Girls was a massive surprise to me as I didn't think I'd get on with it at all. I'll post about The Girl You Left Behind after our next group meeting (though I've already been tweeting/Instagramming about it - I couldn't help it!)

  2. Honestly, I have not read this book, thanks for the advice, I will upload it on my Kindle. I usually prefer to read the books of the uk essay writer cuz I like the style of their texts.


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