Honey Girl is a story of burnout: when you realize that you’re not happy and that you haven’t been happy in a long time and the journey to healing and finding happiness again.
The book follows up a story of a black, lesbian, astronomer Grace Porter who like worked too hard her entire life to be what she is now and after everything is done she don’t know what to do and then she meet a girl and get married to her and now she is like confused , scared , terrified that nothing is going according to her plans.
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This book is brilliant in so many ways but to step away from the overdramatic poetics let me tell you what this story is about. In Honey Girl, we follow Grace Porter, a 28-year-old astronomer who has just finished her doctorate and who is struggling to find a job due to several systemic barriers in place as her womanhood, her blackness, and her queerness alienate her from her peers in the field. On a trip to Las Vegas, Grace wakes up hungover, with a ring on her finger and champagne-soaked memories of a girl that smelled of flowers and sea salt. From here we follow Grace on her delayed odyssey of self-discovery as she attempts to navigate her intense burnout and existential angst.
“This book is for every twenty-something who feels lost in a sea of expectation, for every person dealing with the existential dread that comes with the end of formal education and the start of your life in the real world.”The Book Guide® Editor
The overall message of the book and that the main focus was on Grace figuring out who she is and what she wants. Learning to accept and love herself. The reflections on mental health were also well handled, and the many other issues discussed such as education did make for a very introspective read.
Honey Girl: A Novel (2021) By: Morgan RogersDune (2007) By: Glennon Doyle
by The Book Guide® Editors4.6/5 Very good