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Three Girls – Katie Clapham

Thank you so much to the publishers for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Their school may be making them pose together for photos – but Minnie, Lena and Alice are not friends. And they have other things to worry about. Minnie – The Athlete: her whole life has been sport – but what if that’s not all she wants her life to be? How do you even start to change your future all by yourself? Lena – The Princess: she has always resented being in Minnie’s shadow – so when a freak accident changes all of her arch-rival’s plans, Lena has a chance to become Queen Bee at last. But is ruling the school all she dreamed it would be? And then there’s Alice – The Really Tall One. Alice has friends already, she’s even got her eye on a potential crush – but she’s also got a secret. And that secret is about to bound into all three girls’ lives and change them forever.

Three Girls is a fun, insightful, fast-paced and cute read about how three people connect in ways they never expected to. It shows just how important friendship is and how they can form in ways that you least expect them too.

I love the way that this story is told from the perspective of the three girls, Minnie, Lena and Alice. We get to see how the story affects each of the girls in a different way. At the beginning of the book the girls are practically strangers but we get to watch them come together in an unexpected way throughout the course of the book.

We start the book with the three girls being forced to pose for pictures together at school. The school wants to show that friendships forged in school are genuine and built to last. Only trouble is, the girls are practically strangers and don’t believe the school at all.

Minnie is known for being the top athlete because her entire life has been dedicated to sports. She is unsure about what she wants to do with her future. Lena is known as the ‘princess’ who has always been in Minnie’s shadow. When Minnie gets injured Lena finally has the chance to become ‘Queen Bee’. Finally, there is Alice, who is known for being the ‘really tall one’. Alice has a secret and that secret is about to change all three girls’ lives.

I loved seeing how each girl changes over the course of the book. Minnie grows so much as a person and learns to look at her future in a whole new way. Lena has always wanted to be at the top but we see her throughout the book question if that is actually what she wants. Alice starts the book unsure of where her talents lie but we see her achieve so much throughout the story. Each of the girls is incredible, unique and inspirational and I adored them all.

Katie Clapham has written an amazing book that shows just how friendship can have a huge impact on your life. I adored the way that friendship is portrayed and especially how unique the characters friendship is. Also, I really enjoyed the way that this book discusses mental health. It is such an important topic to discuss and it is discussed in Three Girls in a unique way.

Overall, I would highly recommend Three Girls, especially to those who are looking for a book that focuses on friendship and how, what may seem like small things, can make a huge difference to people’s lives. I am looking forward to reading more books by Katie Clapham and I’m sure this one will have a huge impact on a lot of people.

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