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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  34,296 ratings  ·  6,851 reviews
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 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 wonderin
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Paperback, 293 pages
Published February 23rd 2021 by Park Row
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Cindy
Apr 26, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. A solid debut novel. This would make a great indie film adaptation since it’s like a coming-of-age story for adults in their late 20s. I enjoyed the way this book opened up with the hazy yet romantic memories of the night the protagonist had, right as she is at the cusp of an existential life crisis. The author has a strong grasp of their own writing style where it’s lyrical and contemplative. Pairing this with a coming-of-age narrative will definitely make this book resonate with the ...more
mina reads™️
Fuck me this was absolutely exquisite and I need everyone to read it immediately

This book is for every twenty-something who feels lost in a sea of expectation, for every person dealing with the existential dread that comes with the end of formal education and the start of your life in the real world. This book is for every lonely creature shouting into the dark and hoping that someone is listening.

This book is brillant in so many ways but to step away from the overdramatic poetics let me tell y
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Bri
Mar 28, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*1.5 stars*

Y'all... what is this? What. Is. It.
Now, I knew pretty much 30 or so pages in that this book would not be for me, but since this was one of my most anticipated reads for the first quarter, I pushed through. Unfortunately, it only went downhill.

My first impression of this book is that the whole "plot" was covered within the first 20 pages and kind of rinse-repeats throughout the book. Grace Porter (ugh, never wanna see that name again, Rogers repeats it SO MUCH) has just finished her
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daph pink ♡
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: queer
5*you have my heart*stars to this!!❤️

Sending all the love I have to Morgan Rogers ❤️

Right now I am anything but calm plus I have been crying for an hour thinking about this book, the lonely creatures and what happens when you work too hard and don't know when to stop.

This book hit a bit too close to me , like if I say it's probably going to be one of my favourite books of 2021 it's going to be a bit of understatement .

"Lonely creatures, what makes us so different from the stories we tell i
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emma
If you like:
- very purple and try-hardy prose with a style that is immediately apparent, never lets up, and is what I would politely describe as "not my cup of tea"
- characters who call each other inexplicable...nicknames? Including girlfriends call each other by their full name, first and last, or parents who call their children by their last name, which is also their last name, or ex-wives and offspring and current wives all referring to their ex-partner/permanent father/present husband as the
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Samar
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2021
I'm sure this book will work really well for a lot of people, but it was way too sappy and woo-woo for me. It's like the book version of a manic-pixie dream girl. Everyone in this book is Quirky™ and behaves like they're in a highly stylized indie film. So much of the dialogue made me cringe into myself. Like, seriously, who the fuck talks like that? It's all just so damn corny.

I also struggled a lot with the depiction of diversity and queer culture. My friend, with whom I was buddy reading this
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may ➹
if this book is not a new favorite I am going to feel so betrayed

update: …I feel so betrayed

(get you a group of friends who all have unpopular opinions like you, though)

2.5 rounded down possibly, rtc

// buddy read with my favorite people
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Riley
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sapphic-read
"My question to all the lonely creatures out there is who is your siren? Who is your fellow lonely creature who sees into the very core of you and knows which song to sing? What song do they sing for you, and do you follow? What would happen if you did?"


this book. THIS BOOK! i went in hoping for a great sapphic romance and i came out with a new favorite book. this is a call to all the lost and lonely people stumbling to find their way in the world. to honey girls touched by the sun and girls
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Melanie
ARC provided by the publisher

the layers of this book? everything. this is such an important (and such a swoon-worthy, lyrical, beautiful) read. rtc! <3

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Lex Kent
4.50 Stars. This book! Honey Girl was on my list for most anticipated books of 2021. When I found out I was accepted for a review copy, I could not have been happier. I went into this book with a lot of high expectations and I’m happy to say that this book was excellent.

Grace is a hard worker and planner. She wants to be the best and needs to be the best, but everything starts to change after a drunken night in Vegas. A night that leaves her married to a women she doesn’t even know and who live
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Jananie (thisstoryaintover)
loved this <3 beautiful, contemplative, and very very healing for anyone feeling like there's just too much closing in on them ...more
tappkalina
Mar 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
April 30, 2021

“It’s hard. This living in the real-world thing? Facing my problems head-on? A hundred percent don’t recommend.”

The thing is, I can't stop thinking about this book. And during the last 20 days I couldn't stop thinking about these characters and how they make me feel loved, I realised something.
It'll be a weird comparison, but I want to recommend this book to all of my fellow Wolfsong/Green Creek fans. If you are looking for similar vibes to the writing style and the family/frie
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Giorgia Reads
3.5 stars

I liked this book. A lot.

What I loved about this story was Grace and her story. Meaning that I was really invested in reading about her struggles and how she comes to understand herself more through a lot of soul searching. That whole existential dread and burnout element really worked because I think it’s a prevalent issue among 20- somethings who have finished higher education but haven’t stopped to think of what comes next or if what comes next aligns with all their personal goal
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Ayman
Jul 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ok so i really enjoyed this book. it’s character driven, funny, and super relatable. the writing was phenomenal in my opinion. it’s very lyrical and poetic, i found myself underlining and tabbing my favorite parts throughout the whole book. it’s super quick and easy. if you’re looking for a book that will have you smiling cover to cover but also get your emotions going then this is for you.
it’s definitely not plot heavy but these characters make up for it. it’s so good just read it ok!!
Gabby
This story was beautiful. It wasn’t quite what I expected, but it’s a great coming of age story and I really related to a lot of what Grace was going through. I adored the romance in this book, and I love that Grace has a phd in astronomy, and that most of this book takes place in New York 😍 Here’s a reading vlog where I read this book and explain more of my thoughts on it: https://youtu.be/p06Cutmiyco ...more
Hayley
Mar 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve never felt more seen by a book.
Warda
I love this book so much, it hurts.

It’s a story that is so incredibly sad and lonely and my melancholic self latched on.

I don’t even think I can review it.
I cried buckets. My head hurts. And I guess one only really cries from reading a story because it triggers something fundamental within them, a core that they’ve been seeking out and they find it within a story.
And this story was it!

RTC maybe. Or maybe never.
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This book was unlike anything I've ever read, and while there were parts that were refreshing and fun, it wasn't quite the perfect story for me. I really liked both of the main characters and I appreciated that this book had a lot more depth to it than I was anticipating, but something about the maudlin tone of the story as a whole just didn't really click well with me, unfortunately. This wasn't bad but it just didn't really work for me the way I was hoping it would. ...more
Michael David (on hiatus)
A refreshingly original take on coming to terms with one’s direction in life.

Grace Porter has always been in control. At 28 years old, she has a PhD in astronomy, and she’s worked damn hard for it. To celebrate, Grace and her two best friends decide to let loose and have some fun in Las Vegas. The last thing Grace expects to do on their last night there is meet a woman, drink too much, and marry her...

That is exactly what happens. Grace can’t remember all of the details the next morning, and the
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monica kim
i thought this was fine! the prose was lovely at times, and i def related a lot to the main character’s feeling of being lost. this made me realize that i def need to seek out more coming of age stories for adults tbh. also loved the depiction of therapy and the friendships. i could also see this being such a fantastic film, so please someone make that happen! however, i struggled with lacking the drive to keep reading though at times - it was really clear from the beginning what the plot would ...more
Starlah
TW: anxiety, depression, racism, self-harm, existential crisis, strained relationships with parents

PROs:
- friendships/found family was literally the best thing ever in this
- side characters = best characters
- banter between various characters was funny and very millennial (lol)
- representation of mental health, privilege, higher education, rigid expectations, complex familial relationships, and still discovering yourself at an older age (29 y/o) was amazing
- i would totally listen to Yuki's podc
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Nikan
I looked to the stars and asked the universe what should my rating of this book be. Under the tutelage of the star dust inside my heart, I felt it in my soul that the planets had aligned for this read to be a waste of my time. Venus looked at me and smiled, as mercury whispered in my ear, "one star, Nikan. You are a Beitollahi, goddammit, and Beitollahis always do the right thing". So I opened my laptop, tasted the sea salt and sage in the air as the universe exploded inside of me, and clicked o ...more
Elle (ellexamines)
what if we got married in Vegas... and then we moved in together... and we were both girls?
Ellie
So there's a whale that calls at a 52-hertz frequency, and it's called the world's loneliest whale because no other whale uses that frequency to communicate. That's how I feel about this book: it has a specific frequency and it will resonate deeply with readers who are also on that frequency. Specific individuals will find a home in this book.

Honey Girl is a novel about love. It's much more than the 'got married to a girl in Vegas' pitch, though that pitch is very effective at reeling people in
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kaitlyn
yikes don’t kill me for this 😳

so many things about this book were great! the diversity, the found family, the main character and the idea of still finding yourself as an adult - but for me it was overshadowed by the bad elements.

to me, this book was cliché and cringe-worthy in the dialogue and relationship. the main relationship was pretty toxic and no one took it seriously that they just got married while drunk ahhhh. the writing was also very repetitive (such as the use of “honey girl”) and, o
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booksandzoe
Mar 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
god this book was SO beautiful😭 beware going in that this is NOT a romcom, it’s a pretty heavy introspective book about a girl going through a quarter-life crisis and grappling with racism both in academia and in life generally. the author has a beautiful writing style and i think i’m ab to be making this obsession everybody’s problem!
Reading_ Tamishly
"Everyone's just pretending they have it together, because they don't realize everyone else is pretending to have it together. None of our dumbasses actually have it together."


🙋 If this book is getting adapted, contact me for the role of Meera. This Indian family made the book so awesome!


"... and you know as an Aquarius I can't deal with that like a regular human being."

Yuki, hi!!!


I love them so much!


I love the crazy side characters as well.


I mean I wouldn't have loved this story as much as I am
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Romie
the way this book called to every single fibre of my lonely heart and said ‘I know you’ ended me.
theresa
wow this was gorgeous, might write something here about all these ~feelings~ i'm having idk ...more
Maëlys
☆ 5 / 5 ☆

“I think the sun saw something in you, something bright all on its own, and it picked you.”

At its core Honey Girl is about the loneliness of the human experience. Grace is never alone, she has supportive friends who are like family to her, people who truly and deeply love her, but it doesn’t stop her from feeling isolated and crushed under the weight of her father’s and her own expectations. For the last 11 years she’s had a plan and she’s followed it to the letter, but now the job
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