Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating: 5/5 stars
Date Read: 3/38/19
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a book that I heard such great things about that I finally decided to pick it up and it helped pull me out of my reading slump a lot! This is a book way outside my comfort zone. I usually do not read historical fiction and adult books so for me it is a huge surprise that I am giving 5 stars. I expected to enjoy it but not as much as I did
Before going into this book I will say do some research because there are quite a few triggers in this book.
In this story we follow a reporter, Monique who gets the opportunity to interview Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo. She is not well known and does not know the reason why Evelyn has chose her out of everyone to tell her story. So throughout the story we follow short snippets of what is going on in Monique's life as well as the story of how Evelyn Hugo became the Evelyn Hugo and about the choices she made throughout her life.
There is diversity in this book as well. Monique is biracial and Evelyn is Cuban American and bisexual.
There is just something about this book that makes it seem like you are reading someone's autobiography or biography and I loved that about it. I loved the way Evelyn's story unfolded and I really liked the way she shared the consequences for actions. Evelyn is a very flawed character but it makes her seem more real.
I flew through this book and it has been awhile since I found myself wanting to pick up a book during free time. I constantly was thinking about it when not reading and I missed that feeling so much. I wished this book was longer, but at the same time glad it was not because I hate when books are too long and they start to drag.
If you are like me and this book is out of your comfort zone, still give it a chance. I have been constantly thinking about this book in a good way ever since I finished it. If you can handle the triggers of this book please pick it up. It is definitely my favorite read of the year so far and I now want to read all of Taylor Jenkins Reid's other books!
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