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Hello Girls: Friendship on Fire
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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Some friendships are unbreakable. In “Hello Girls,” the latest novel by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry you will find a story of a friendship forged by fire. A tale inspired by their own “Thelma and Louise” road trip moment. The two of them fashioned an intriguingly funny novel about two teenage girls in their senior year of high school who met each other in a most unusual way.

From the first few pages, I knew that I was going to love this book. In fact, if you loved the friendship between “Thelma and Louise” you will love this story of friendship just as much if not more. The introduction of Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce in the storyline gives the opportunity to feel for these girls and their horrible home life from the start. Their story is full of trauma as they meet outside a police station one night; a growing friendship between two girls in a bad situation.

Lucille seems to be drowning due to her needy mother; not-to-mention, her brother who does drug deals off the living room sofa. She works as a waitress and can’t shake the feeling that there has to be more to life than this.
Winona seems to be starving for life as she struggles with an eating disorder and an outwardly perfect father that abuses her behind closed doors only to hide her bruises so no one can see them but her.

Together, along with the stolen car, they decide they must break away from their daily lives now instead of waiting for their upcoming graduation from high school. As Winona learns that her mother, whom she thought was dead, is alive and living in Las Vegas they come up with a plan to break away from the doldrums of everyday life.

The plan…. to steal a convertible, cash, and hit the road. They end up on a cross-country road trip that leads them into illegal gambling, a drug-dealing scam, and a feigned kidnapping with their friendship only grew stronger.

The friendship between Wynona and Lucille keeps the story grounded while other elements grew more and more outlandish throughout the story. “Hello Girls,” is a celebration of two young women’s autonomy seemingly taken by men and fueled by rage, is a fast-paced read full of nonstop action. I loved this book and if you like a book focused on friendship and wild, yet unpredictable adventures this is the book for you.

NOTE: I received a copy of this book from YA Books Central. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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I loved this book and if you like a book focused on friendship and wild, yet unpredictable adventures this is the book for you.
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