Everything you need to understand or teach The Girls by Emma Cline.
The Girls is a historical novel set in the summer of 1969. It follows the life of 14-year-old Evie Boyd as she becomes involved with a fictional commune based on the real-life Manson Family in the months leading up to the group’s brutal crimes. The narrative switches between 1969 and the present day, where Evie reflects on the time she spent with the group after being questioned about her involvement by a young couple. The Girls explores themes of attention, fame, and female friendship.