Author: Sonia Faleiro
The Good Girls is a powerful, heartrending and compelling work of investigative journalism from award winning author Sonia Faleiro.
This nonfiction book follows the stories of two teenage girls in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in 2014, who disappeared one night and were found hanging from a tree the next morning.
The family, having no faith in police, refused to allow the bodies to be taken down in order to gain national media attention and demand justice for their children.
The story Faleiro “weaves in exquisite language is as tragic and ugly as it is engrossing,” said Nina Burleigh in a review for The New York Times.
Faleiro “set out to examine India’s rape culture, but what she ended up revealing was something even more mundane and terrifying,” added Burleigh.
The Good Girls “grips us from the first page. It makes us think, it makes us feel many emotions, as the story of the two girls unfolds,” said another review in goodreads.com.
“It’s a compelling and thought-provoking read that leaves us questioning what we believe and think.”