Honey Girl: A Novel By texasbeerguide.com

I gave this book a 3.5 stars I expected a little fluffy romance than I I however I really enjoyed this book it was funny, fun, emotional.
The author deals with some really important topics and wow she does it so well. This book is a lot than just a romance. Irs about a girl learning to be herself to discover what she wants in life and deals with mentle health.
It's wrote really well.
The only reason I gave it 3.5 stars was because I would have liked a little. romance between Grace and Yuki texasbeerguide.com This was not exactly what I was expecting. From the description and things I had heard about Honey Girl I just kind of assumed it was primarily sapphic adult romance but that is not the case. While the romance is a prevalent aspect of the story it is not the main focus, instead Honey Girl focused a lot on Grace discovering herself as an adult, what she wanted from her life and learning how to love herself.
Regardless that this wasn't what I expected I did like the characters and I still really enjoyed reading it, I think it could be a good book for you if you're of a similar age, it can be quite comforting to read about an MC with some of the same doubts and fears. texasbeerguide.com Lovely book, easy read. Well written. Would recommend. texasbeerguide.com I will start by saying, that Honey Girl is a very good book.

The theme, though, would also make a pretty good topic for a discussion of the general state of our society. Grace grew up dominated by values, that were already out of date at the latest in the early sixties of the 20th century. In fact, what the story turns out to revolve about is what the astrological system I use calls the Saturn return, that happens between the age of 28 and 30. For most around the 29th birthday. That is the moment we, as humans, have to ask ourselves the existential question, if what we are living is actually in accordance to who we are in our heart. For me it was the start of my transition.

Here Grace, for the first time, asks herself the question she avoided already during puberty, whether her own values are matching those, she forces herself to live by, because she craves the acceptance of her father. The fact that she has found out, that her sexuality doesn’t match general expectations, isn’t even the worst of her problems, what cripples her is the guilt she puts on herself for not being able to follow the plan her father devised for her, the expectation she has therefore developed for herself to always be the best.

In fact, this book is a heavy, to the point, criticism of our educational system, parental ignorance and the lack of understanding of the truth, that all children are born with abilities, that will still be needed, when the parents aren’t alive any . That, by definition, means that the parents will never be able to understand those abilities, as they exceed their capability for comprehension, that they were given for the span of their lives. The result all too often is a crippling attitude towards the child, who is different than their expectations. Yet in the end it is the combination of the parents genetic heritage lines, that makes the child who the child is.

It needs a really strong willed and rebellious child to break the expected mould. In my youth it was much earlier, that you needed to become responsible. Student loans were rare, grants sometimes available for children with exceptional intellects, but most of my age group had to work just as much time as studying, if we didn’t decide for a career, that at least earned us a salary to sustain our lives for ourselves. Then, of course, there had also been the so called student revolution of the late sixties. I think we were just a rebellious generation.

Coming back to astrology and who and how we are. The inbuilt rhythm of destiny in all of us makes puberty a much important phase than just becoming physically fertile. It is also the first time to evaluate our deepest innermost self against the values of our parent’s generation, to find out what does comply with who we are and what doesn’t. Guidance in that direction should be the focal point of the educational system for that age (between 14 and 21), not how to form useful subjects for the needs of the economic system, not to stuff the poor young people full of “learning”. What we are supposed to develop at that age is insight.

All that deficit is what Grace is struggling with and in the end it is only the help of a psychologist, that enables her to become who she truly is and find the way back to the love of her life. What does that say about our society, since it is and often the case in reality, too?

If you read it properly, this novel will hopefully leave you with a lot of questions about yourself and what life you want, unless you have asked yourself all of them at the age between 28 and thirty already. For me that was now than thirty years ago. texasbeerguide.com This book had me from the first page! I could hardly put it down. It was such a sweet story with amazing diversity in the characters. The personal struggles that the main character goes through are both deeply personal to her, and yet relatable to the reader, that you can't help but feel some type of kinship with her. I also loved that the relationship was between 'older' individuals (the main character being 28 29) when this type of story would usually contain people much younger it's very refreshing to read. texasbeerguide.com

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HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it.
Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal

When becoming an adult means learning to love yourself first.

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty eight year old Grace Porter goes on a girls trip to Vegas to celebrate. Shes 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 doesnt knowuntil she does exactly that.

This one moment of departure from her stern ex military fathers plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesnt feel fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her parents 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, shes able to ignore all the constant 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 shes been running from all alongthe fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood. Honey Girl: A Novel

The book is really good and I enjoyed it. Though in one of the page there’s this missing parts I think from a printing error so I had trouble filling in the words texasbeerguide.com This is one of the very few books published recently that is based on a queer love story and one that actually has a plot and likeable characters. texasbeerguide.com This story was heartfelt and beautifully written. I could feel the weight of expectations (both internal and external) that underpinned the main character's every action. texasbeerguide.com One of the best book i read in a while. i read it so fast omg, the feelings i felt, it was all too real. and the characters are all so real and dimensional, god i loved this book texasbeerguide.com First, I just want to say that the Honey Girl plot is such a wonderful concept in theory. I loved the inclusivity and queerness of Grace running off with a woman she drunkenly married in Vegas. Morgan Rogers is brilliant to take the overdone and worn out shotgun Vegas wedding trope and shake it up with gay characters.

However, there were some fanatical and unrealistic details that kept me from falling in love with the characters. Grace Porter is often referred to as her last name, Porter, by her friends and family. It’s just hard to believe that a grown woman going to Vegas with her grown female friends for a party weekend is referred to as “Porter”. The dialogue between characters seemed forced and unbelievable.

It’s later revealed that Grace’s father is a rigid military man. Ok, so that’s why everyone calls Grace by her last name, except that it’s horribly unrealistic and cringey. Grace’s father is referred to as “Colonel”. Not dad. Not his real name. Just Colonel. Capital C, no less. Not just by his daughter, but his wife as well. I was a military wife for 6 years and cringed so hard at these tiny details. This is a completely unrealistic detail and not how military families interact with each other. I couldn’t imagine calling my wife Petty Officer. For such an imaginative and inspiring story line, it’s so cliche

Also, the character relationships are equally as cringey, cliche, and completely unbelievable. There’s some weird situation going on with a hospital worker basically grooming people. “Colonel’s” nurse basically falls in platonic love with Grace and they instantly move in together after Grace friend zones her. Then the nurse comes home from a hard shift one day and tells Grace she was assigned to the psych ward where she took care of a woman experiencing a mental breakdown and decided that this poor patient would become their next “person.” Then Grace lays her head in her dad’s nurse’s lap and says “I love you so much it hurts.”

I felt catfishes by this story and I feel that unfortunately, this happens a lot to the LGBT community in books, TV, and movies. I jumped on this book so fast because it was supposed to be about a lesbian shotgun Vegas romance and it’s almost a side plot. The main story is about poor Grace and her strained relationship with her robot military dad and the weird asexual but romantic relationship she has with her dad’s nurse. It was almost unbearable but I kept with it just to get to the romance. I’m 29 years old and figured this story would be for my demographic considering Grace has a PhD. But as I was reading this book I couldn’t help but feel like it might be relatable to teenagers. texasbeerguide.com

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