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Last week I finished reading the famous novel that has been blowing up “book-tok” for as long as I can remember, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The peer pressure got the absolute best of me and I just had to check out this book when I saw it arrive at the library I work at!

A small summary of the book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical fiction novel written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The novel follows the story of Evelyn Hugo who is a fictional Old Hollywood star, who hires an unknown Journalist, Monique Grant, to interview her one last time. 

My Review

This novel was truly an entertaining read! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to read a novel that wasn’t related to a class I was taking, so I enjoyed getting to read for fun for the first time this semester. 

In terms of the plot, I thought Evelyn Hugo’s character was refreshing compared to a bunch of other YA novels that I’m used to reading. Her character was relatable, lovable, and very charming!

There is a huge plot twist at the end of the novel that I definitely was NOT expecting. For the sake of not spoiling anything for those who have added this to their list, I won’t give much information. However, I will say that it includes the unknown interviewer, Monique. How exciting!

On the other hand, there were a lot of things that I was expecting more of. I wish Hugo had more “romantic” marriages but I still enjoyed reading about all of her relationships. I also like how the novel has great representation for the LGBTQ+ community. 

Do I Recommend It? 

For me, this novel was a 7/10. The novel was definitely entertaining but I’m not sure if I would read it again. However, I definitely recommend it to those who have been curious due to all the hype the book has been getting on TikTok!

Elysia Williams

Cal Lutheran '22

HI! My name is Elysia but you can call me Sia for short. I am a leader of Delight Ministries at Cal Lutheran and a writer for Her Campus. In my free time, I am usually with my friends or family making memories. You can catch me quoting "The Office" or vines in any conversation.
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