Title: September Girls
Author: Bennett Madison
Publication Date: May 21st 2013
P.S. I LOVE this book cover.
“The world rushes through us. We are peaceful. We are as deep and black as space. Staring up at the stars, we see only our own image reflected back at us.
We are infinite and we are ravenous.”
Interesting? Strange? Odd? Unique? I am having a very hard time trying to pick a word to describe September Girls by, Bennett Madison. I have honestly never read a book like this before. This book left me breathless.
September Girls follows the story of Sam, a 17 year old boy whose father has forced him and his brother, Jeff, to stay in a small house on the beach for the summer. When Sam arrives he knows this town is anything but normal. Everywhere he looks there are blonde girls walking around who look too familiar to not be related and for some reason they all seem to be drawn to him. Soon he meets DeeDee, one of the mysterious girls in this town and as they fall for each other he will discover the secrets surrounding this strange little beach town.
Before I get on to the rest of my review I just want to warn some people about the content of the book. I personally think this book should have been categorized as a new adult or at least mature YA. I definitely has language in it and a few mature scenes. I personally did not have a problem with it since I do read New Adult but I do know that some people prefer to keep content more PG so I thought I would just point it out.
This book did not turn out to be how I expected it to be. It was even better. From the synopsis I thought it was going to be this fantasy mystery but it was so much more. I honestly believe that this was a coming of age story with magic weaved through it. But it was written in a way that the message was not straight forward, it was an underlying idea throughout the context of the story and I thought that made the book so much more powerful. This is a book about identity, finding your way, and first love. This novel is like nothing else you will find in the book world. It is unique, moving, beyond mesmerizing, daring, and coated in the works of a masterpiece. This book has a way of drawing you in and captivating you in the pages till the last word.
I have not been able to get this book out of my head since I finished reading it. The book pulled me under till the very last word.
I can guarantee you September Girls is a book that will stay with you long after you finish the last page and people will be talking about for years to come.
About the Author: Bennett Madison
Bennett Madison is the author of several books for teenagers, including The Blonde of the Joke (HarperTeen 2009) and September Girls (HarperTeen 2013). He has also written a few other books and some other things here and there.
He grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland, went to Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Check out his website