Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog. How are you all today? I hope good!
Today is my stop in the Hello Girls blog tour and I’m having a review for you.
And now without further ado let’s start with the post.
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.Add the book to your Goodreads to-read shelf
Title – Hello Girls
Authors – Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry
Publisher – Katherine Tegen Books
Release date – August 6th 2019
Genre – Contemporary/Young Adult
Trigger Warning – domestic violence, drug abuse
Language – English
Version – ebook*
Pages – 320
What I liked
I had some real troubles getting into this book and I really thought that I would DNF it in the end but I didn’t. Because there were passages about periods and OMG this was so important to me. You can’t even believe it! And so thanks to these passages I decided to continue reading it and oh boy I didn’t regret it!
As I mentioned above the period passages made me like the book and give it a 3-star rating. I loved the authors writing style and you didn’t realize that Hello Girls was written by two different authors. Their writing style complimented each other and even though Christina Lauren will always stay my favourite author duo, Cavallaro and Henry come close when it comes to the writing style.
I also liked the details of the book. It was written in a great way. There were some passages where there was too much detail but it was still okay.
Hello Girls had a very interesting plot and I’m glad that I read it until the end.
What I didn’t like
I think that the things that made me not like this novel so much were the very slow start at the beginning. I had troubles getting into Hello Girls and I don’t know if it was because of me being constantly tired if it had a real slow start but I found it boring at the beginning. Which is unfortunate because in the end the book wasn’t that bad.
Hello Girls might have also been a bit too dark for me. I’m usually really into these things. A book can’t be dark enough but I found it a bit too much and it definitely wasn’t my comfort zone.
Overall, Hello Girls is a great and dark novel about the true meaning of friendship.
“Briefly, she imagined the stone lions springing to life, pouncing onto the hood of the car, their massive paws swiping straight through the windshield”
“The chatter of the birds went silent beneath the layer of static that rushed through Winona’s ears.”
“I asked Glen if he would just give us the whole bottle of gin, but he said he needs it to clean the floor later.”
“Her hand was pressing the letter facedown to the table like it was gowing to grow wings and escape.”
“It wasn’t a threat. But it was absolutely a threat.”
“There she was, in the dead of the night, dressed like a cartoon bank robber and driving a red convertible with a trunk full of loot.”
“You want me to grab your vagina bowl?” ” Dude. It’s clean. Don’t be weird.”
“It’s not like you’re in he middle of eating Doritos. Now, vamanos, before the Murderous Meteorologist shows up!”
“You mus get your reproductive system from the Folgarelli side of the family.”
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: 1stAugust 2019
Ends: 15thAugust 2019
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*A review copy of this book was sent to me by Katherine Tegen Books and Netgalley. All opinions are my own!
Thanks to the FFBC team for including me in this tour!