Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll best describes The Girls by Emma Cline. Russell is a charismatic Charles Manson-type character who rules a commune in the 1960s. His anger and disbelief that a rock career is eluding him, leads him to command “the girls” to “take care of” a record producer.

14-year-old Evie finds herself enamored with Russell, the drugs and the freedom of the commune. She also finds herself reminiscing about her past with “the girls.”