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Forging a powerful bond in the mid-1970s that lasts throughout subsequent decades, six individuals pursue challenges into their midlife years, including an aspiring actress who harbors jealousy toward friends who achieve successful creative careers.
First, the title, that was a name this group of teens gave themselves at camp to differentiate themselves from the others. But they never really called themselves that, it was only an early reference. The plot sort of reminded me of Eugenides' Marriage Plot, but I liked the characters better in this book. Also, the big secret that some of the group were able to maintain over decades just seemed improbable that could happen. Yet, things like that probably do. I'd say that one thing that kept me reading this was the era since for me, was relatable.