Review: Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

Title: Hello Girls
Authors: Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 320

Content Warnings: child abuse, Alzheimer’s, underage drinking, gun violence, drugs

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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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First off, you need to know that I would die for Winona and Lucille. These two are the absolute best characters in the world and I would do anything for their happiness.

Hello Girls is easily one of my top three books of 2019 so far. I haven’t read any of Brittany Cavallaro or Emily Henry’s solo novels, but I’m definitely dying to now. There are co-authored books I’ve read where it’s obvious which author wrote which parts, but Hello Girls was completely seamless.

Something that caught me off guard was how much incredible humor there was. None of it was overtly obvious slap-you-in-the-face, but it was there and I found myself laughing so many times. I loved the subtlety of it all and often found myself wondering if what I read was supposed to be a joke because it was pretty dark but realized it didn’t matter because it was funny.

Deeper in or dead.

hello girls by brittany cavallaro and emily henry

The adventures these two friends went on were absolutely wild and crazy. I was expecting a few off the wall antics on their way to Vegas, but I got way more than I ever thought was possible. The situations Winona and Lucille found themselves in never would have happened in real life and I loved every second. I desperately need Netflix to adapt this into a movie or series.

This story was fast paced the two main characters had such an incredible amount of depth to them. I never once had an idea of where things would end up, and though sometimes that bothers me, it was a really great adventure and fit what was going on perfectly. Hello Girls kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it and this is one I wish I could experience again for the very first time.

A digital ARC was provided through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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