I hope you've been having a wonderful weekend so far. My latest read,
Hello Girls, was such a dynamic read! Winona and Lucille are both protagonists that break from the emotional and physical abuse they undergo on a daily basis by finding solace in each other. Because of their past family dynamics, Winona and Lucille's backstories strike a chord with readers where you simultaneously want to shield them from life's blows and push them out into the world where they can forge their own path.
“Why did people lie ? With their words, with their voices, with their bodies, with their beautiful houses and beautiful clothes and sometimes even their faces ? Why couldn’t everyone just be what they were ? Monsters should look like monsters.”
Hello Girls has a prevailing theme of survival and presents forth a topic that is not often a social discourse. If you're in the mood for a road trip adventure on par with Easy Rider (the 1960's film), Hello Girls is the book for you!
"Following the road all the way to the end...The sun would be low throwing its fierce light across the choppy waves....When they reached the water's edge, they would find each other's hands without stopping, without slowing, they would run headfirst into the rushing waves."
The Reading Corner for All shoutout:
Thank you to the Fantastic Flying Book Club and the publishing team at Katherine Tegen Books for organizing this tour. All thoughts of the book are of my own.
About the Book
by Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: August 6th 2019
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
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.
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About the Authors
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. 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.
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