Oh. My. God. If you been thinking of picking up this book, DO IT. This book is now a new all time favourite. I finished this book Thursday night and I could get myself to write this review. I was sobbing off and on from the last 100 pages and I needed time to think about the book, you know?
Evelyn Hugo is a a woman in her 70s; she lived a glamorous life in Hollywood as an actress. After requesting to speak with a specific writer, Monique Grant, Evelyn wants Monique to write her biography. This book is so amazing. I picked up in June because of the LGBT rep and OMG it’s so good! Here’s a link to get it ’cause everyone needs this book (link).
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The characters were perfectly flawed. There was wonderful character growth and self reflection that I loved. Monique and Evelyn were a great dynamic. There was some great side characters too, like Monique’s mom, she had me laughing whenever she spoke. The storytelling of these characters made me want to believe they were real people; I wanted to Google Evelyn Hugo and see pictures of her in her iconic green outfit and blonde, bombshell hair.
The bisexuality representation was so amazing that it made my heart sing. This is the Bi book I was looking for and needed. For the first time ever, I used tabs to colour coordinate, where I used purple tabs to mark my favourite parts that were bisexual related. For example, (no spoilers) “I’m bisexual. Don’t ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box, Monique. Don’t do that.” Makes. My. Heart. Sings.
If you needed anymore push to read this fantastic, adult fiction, please do it now. If you have read it, I would LOVE to hear what you thought.
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