Morgan Rogers | Honey Girl

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The Book: 

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
February 23, 2021 Park Row Books

The Characters: 

Grace
Her best friends Ximena, Agnes, Raj, and Mira
Her new wife Yuki

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.

This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father’s plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn’t feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her father’s expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows.

In New York, she’s able to ignore all the annoying questions about her future plans and falls hard for her creative and beautiful wife, Yuki Yamamoto. But when reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she’s been running from all along—the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood.

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The Ending:

Grace got a therapist and began figuring her life out. She denied her boss’s offer of a second interview at the company who snubbed her, and decided to try teaching in Ithaca.

The Review: 

Honey Girl was so different from what I was expecting. In my classic habit of never reading blurbs until I’m a third of the way into the book, I saw the cover and assumed rom-com. (I also think BOTM had it listed as romance? Not positive). This was definitely not a comedy, just pure romance and personal growth.

The author’s writing was absolutely beautiful. Her descriptions of the orange groves made me want to visit Florida even though I hate Florida, and I loved how she described Grace’s hair.

I enjoyed Grace’s growth throughout the book. I felt for Grace in a professional aspect. Like her, I also got a degree in engineering just because it was the “right” thing to do, without stopping to figure out if it was what I wanted to do. Now I’m stuck in a job I hate with no way to leave this field without taking a pay cut I can’t afford. So good for Grace for taking the time to figure out what she really wants to do with her life!

She did annoy me a little bit when she was wallowing in how lonely she was. She was surrounded by amazing friends who only wanted to help her. What I would give to have a Ximena, Mira, and Raj in my life! Girl has way more close friends than I do and still thought no one loved her. She eventually realizes how great all her friends are though, so I forgive her. If you’re frustrated with her in the beginning, she does get better.

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