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Book Review for: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

For many days, I couldn’t know where to place Evelyn… was she a good woman or a bad one? I tried looking at things from her perspective, tried justifying her actions- only to realize I spent a whole damn week thinking about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

Whether or not she was good or bad, she sure as hell was interesting. She got what she wanted and did what she had to do, and that’s one oddly inspirational character. So I think I’m on the same page as Monique - the writer who’s suppose to write Evelyn’s biography - sometimes we think she’s insane and sometimes inspirational.

I was unconsciously picturing Evelyn as Marilyn Monroe because I had read her biography 2 years ago and she too seemed somewhat scandalously adventurous (but definitely not as devilish as Evelyn)

Because the story showcased her life from the beginning to the very end, I found the timeline so painful- dear god, no one wants to live long enough to wake up one morning and realize everyone you ever loved is dead. Nobody told me this book was going to make me anxious. However, it did keep me hooked, no book kept me hooked for this long in a very long while!

I’d give it 5 stars because The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo could’ve been so simple, how on earth did the author twist it in such a way??

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