The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. 

Monique Grant is not a household name. She writes for a famous magazine but you probably haven’t heard of her…which is what makes it so weird that Evelyn Hugo (one of the most famous actresses EVER; think Elizabeth Taylor, but even bigger) wants her to write an authorized biography. For the first time, Evelyn will tell the entire truth about her life. 

If you love Hollywood (especially old Hollywood), you need this book. Many reviews have already pointed out how real Evelyn and her movies seem; it is incredibly sad that we can’t see any of her movies (seeing as how, you know, it’s all fiction). 

I completely adore this novel and Evelyn Hugo. She isn’t perfect at all but even her flaws are almost endearing. She does horrible things sometimes but generally for the right reasons. She may destroy someone to protect someone she loves…and, if we’re being honest, most of us would follow her example. 

This is an absolute masterpiece. Highly recommended. 

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