Authors: Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry
Publication Date: August 6th, 2019
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Synopsis: Best friends are forged by fire. For Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce, that fire happened the night they met outside the police station—both deciding whether to turn their families in.
Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.
Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and generations of barely getting by.
One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible to take them from Michigan to Las Vegas can’t hurt.
I have read all the books by both of these authors, and I have to say, they are all so amazing! So when I saw that they were going to be writing a book together, I was more than excited.
This book is so amazing – I love the whole friendship theme that goes on in the book – I love books that deal with friendship, and this one was definitely my kind of story.
Not only does it deal with friendship, but it’s also kind of a road-trip novel, making it absolutely perfect for summer reading. Two girls who decide they need to start their lives fresh, steal money and a car to get to Vegas, where they can start new lives for themselves? Yes, please! Definitely sign me up for that.
The characters are SO well written in this book – I adore character development and characters who are strongly developed, and Hello Girls definitely offers both of those things. Not only was their friendship so well done, but the characters themselves as individuals was well done, too.
If you want to read a book that isn’t a typical contemporary, this is the book for you. To be honest I get burned out on typical contemporary novels sometimes, and this was like a breath of fresh air. I actually enjoyed it so much I plan on picking up a copy myself and reading it again.
It was funny, it had emotional moments, and to be flat out honest, it was heartwarming. Books like this one can be so much fun, at the same time reminding you of what’s important in your life – family, friends, and love.
Both Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry have come together and combined their talents to make an amazing, exciting novel that I could not put down!
Note:I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Brittany Cavallaro is a poet, fiction writer, and old school Sherlockian. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes novels from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, including A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE, THE LAST OF AUGUST, and THE CASE FOR JAMIE (forthcoming in March 2018). She’s also the author of the poetry collection GIRL-KING (University of Akron) and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She earned her BA in literature from Middlebury College and her MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Michigan with her husband, cat, dog, and collection of deerstalker caps.
Emily Henry is the author of The Love That Split the World and A Million Junes. She is a full-time writer, proofreader, and donut connoisseur. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. She tweets @EmilyHenryWrite.
Prize: Win (1) of (5) copies of HELLO GIRLS by Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry (US Only)
Starts: 1st August 2019
Ends: 15th August 2019
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