The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Book Review
Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, was another excellent work of fiction. The story follows Monique Grant, who is struggling to make a name for herself in journalism. She gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview 1960s actress icon Evelyn Hugo, who is eager to share with the world the scandalous and glamorous details of her life. Despite not knowing it at the time, her life would be changed forever after this experience. Monique learns a lot from Evelyns' story, including how to deal with some of her very own problems.
Seven chapters into this novel and I found myself in love, and I knew I had to keep turning the pages. Every aspect of the story - the characters, the plot, the twists, the descriptions - was flawless. I believe Taylor Jenkins did an excellent job of explaining how women struggle to be recognized or recognized at all. The author also succeeded in developing Evelyn in such a realistic way that the readers felt the emotions she was experiencing, which made the story feel more realistic. Reading the book, I never felt bored or wondered, "when will the story begin?" There was always something going on to keep me hooked and wanting to turn the pages. The word that would describe this book in one word is crazy, since that is all that I was thinking about while reading it. I recommend this book if you are looking for a romantic/old Hollywood/second chance read.
Overall I would give this book a 4.5 out of 5