Title: Hello Girls
Author: Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry
Page Count: 320 pages
Genre: Contemporary // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★.5
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
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.
HELLO fantastic writing! HELLO layered characters! HELLO great storyline! HELLO GIRLS is the book for you this August. It’s honestly the perfect book to end the summer with. This book is a fiercely written account of two girls from very different worlds who find each other and decide to take a leap of faith and go on a crazy road trip to escape their horrible family situations.
I loved that both the female characters were complex, flawed (because nobody is perfect) and strong. One aspect that really stood out to me was how well written this book was. Both authors are strong writers and you can really see their writing compliment each other. Well done! Both POVs had their own voice while melding well together at the same time.
One thing to note is I didn’t expect this book to be as heavy as it was. There are some serious issues the authors tackle and the cover is definitely decieving. When HaperCollins compared this book to Thelma & Louise I kind of forgot how dark that movie is. The book has similar dark undertones.
For fans of vigilante females, complex relationships and dark homour.
**Thank you HCC Frenzy for sending me the ARC in exchange for an honest review.**