Entertainment review: “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

  “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is a romance novel that was written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. If one is interested in reading this book it can be purchased at places such as Barnes & Noble for $17, Walmart for $17, or Amazon for $22.49. The majority of bookstores carry this book. 

  “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” tells the story of a fictional actress, Evelyn Hugo. Reid takes readers through each of Hugo’s marriages to lay out her life story. 

  This story has drama, which easily holds one’s attention. “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is a book that keeps you engaged, as no aspect of the book is truly predictable. 

  Reid also does a good job at highlighting various life struggles – specifically in the mid 1900s when this book is set. Reid shares the message of not knowing the full side of every story.

  Contrary to the name, “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” shares the story of an LGBTQ+ woman. The majority of romance novels are heterosexual, so Reid’s story is a nice change of pace. 

The cover of Taylor Jenkins Reid “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”.

  Having LGBTQ+ representation in media and literature is important for LGBTQ+ youth. Feeling included and represented helps normalize queer relationships, which ensures that kids feel supported regardless of their sexuality. Reid’s book stands out in comparison to other romance novels as it explores multiple topics that are often viewed as taboo in society. She brings awareness to the struggles of being LGBTQ+ – especially as a high-profile figure. Her novel effectively explains both the internal and external struggles that come with homosexual relationships. 

  Reid has written a number of romance novels, however “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” has brought her the most success (awards and popularity). Regular readers and non-regular readers would both find enjoyment in reading “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.” Whether one is looking for a story on romance, life in the spotlight, or shocking twists this is the perfect pickup.