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Belfast Girls: Three girls, from different backgrounds, growing up in post-conflict Northern Ireland by [McCullough, Gerry]
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"fascinating ... original ... a refreshing examination of modern-day Belfast"
"multilayered ... expertly travels from one genre to the next"

Kellie Chambers, Ulster Tatler (Book of the Month, March 2011)

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Take the plotting agility of Desperate Housewives, mix in the romance of Sex in the City, add the humour and warmth of Friends, give it the depth of Andre Malroux's The Human Condition, set it in modern-day Ireland and you've got Belfast Girls!

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  • File Size: 1181 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456387103
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Precious Oil Publications; 2 edition (July 8, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 8, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008J4NISK
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By Tiffany A. Harkleroad VINE VOICE on April 6, 2011
Format: Paperback
Growing up in Belfast is not easy for Phil, Sheila, and Mary. As children, the girls all got along, and were shielded from the dangers of the times in Ireland. But as life progressed, they grew up, grew apart, and grew aware of the realities of life. Men, glamour, drugs, gangsters. Who will save these girls in their times of need?

I have to admit, the book had a little bit of a slow start for me. It took me a while to get into it, to really feel connected to the characters. But I am so glad that I stuck it out. Over the course of the timeline, we get to know these three women, and the important men in their lives, as closely as we do our favorite television characters. I would "tune in" to another chapter just to see what would happen to these girls that I now cared about. With the brilliant descriptions of the setting and action, this book would make a fantastic mini series.

This story has a lot going on, but the action gets really fast paced at one point, and keeps you rocketing to the end of the story. After the book is over, you need to take a few moments to let it all soak in.

I was not very familiar with the life and political climate of Ireland, so it took me a bit to catch on to this aspect of the book. But I definitely learned a lot. Which is why this book is so important.

I received a review copy of the book courtesy of the publisher.
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Like the title of my review says, this book is a masterclass, and a vivid dissection of the human condition in all of its inglorious foibles. Whilst exceptionally well written, this is not necessarily an easy read by virtue of the trials and tribulations that the main characters face throughout the book; but you should read it nevertheless.

At times reading Belfast Girls it is like holding up an unforgiving mirror to our own lives and the lives of people very familiar to us, and the author is unapologetic and unflinching about that. Personally, I applaud the quality of the writing and storyline, as well as the courage displayed in tackling such aspects of the darkness that colours peoples lives.
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I wanted to like this book as it was sold to me as historical fiction. And it did tease here and there, which I thought enough reason to forgive the somewhat juvenile plot and less than stellar writing. However the only thing I learned about Irish history was that Ireland's former freedom fighters all ended up becoming drug dealers. I did not know that!

Most of the book centered around Sheila, who's fairytale story is disappointingly cliche and not very believable. I wonder if the author did any research on the fashion industry? I couldn't really sympathize with Sheila, who apparently has no sense, and no boundaries. She's madly in love with John, yet can't seem to keep other men from grabbing/kissing and/or nearly raping her. She can hardly keep her boss Delmara at bay, who I found sickeningly condescending, constantly calling Sheila "beautiful" as if she didn't have a name. I wanted to slap him. There were a few times when Shiela showed some fortitude, like certain moments during the kidnapping, but ultimately she'd revert back to being frustratingly passive and submissive. Ugh.

Phil is slightly more sympathetic, yet such a sad young woman with clearly no self esteem. I don't get what she sees in her drug dealing boyfriend, Davy, who seems to have no redeeming qualities. Her loyalty and commitment to him is exasperating, especially when she takes the fall for his crimes. And how could he possibly not know she had been arrested, nor ever learn the circumstances that landed her in prison? Doesn't he read the paper? Have friends? What about the internet? In this novel where everybody seems to have a connection with everybody else, his total ignorance of her circumstances strikes me as very unlikely. This thread is even less believable than Sheila's fantastic modeling career.
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This was my first book by Ms. McCullough and I was so pleased to accidentally find it. The disparate lives of three young school friends was very interesting. Nothing is preordained in life as I can see. It was wonderful to follow them as they mature and see where their lives lead them. I learned quite a bit of Irish history that I was unaware of. It was hard to put it down, so to me that is a sign of a good book.
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I took this on vacation after my Mom recommended it. She had taken it out of the library. I paid for it on my Kindle ($2.99) If I had gotten it for free, I probably would have rated it higher. Danielle Steele type with characters either very very bad or very very good. Beautiful people are amazingly beautiful. As a beach read, it was okay. This is not a Maeve Binchy by any stretch.
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This is the first book I’ve read set in Ireland and the first by this author. It was well-written and interesting. I found the setting to be intriguing, and I enjoyed the experience of following the saga of these women growing up and apart and back together again. The story showed how no matter how much our lives change over the years, it’s those first deep connections that stay with us and welcome us home when we need comfort and support. I especially like the ending and its sweet sentiment.
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