Thelma and Louise gets remade in this powerful, darkly funny teen novel from acclaimed authors Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry. Two teenage girls who have had enough of the controlling men in their lives take their rage on the road to make a new life for themselves.
Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.
Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there's more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and a lifetime of barely getting by.
One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can't wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. One hour later, they're armed with a plan that will take them from their small Michigan town to Chicago.
All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible can't hurt.
Chased by the oppression, toxicity, and powerlessness that has held them down, Winona and Lucille must reclaim their strength if they are going to make their daring escape—and get away with it.
Wow, really enjoyed reading this book! I just devoured it! There were moments that I just raged at the unfairness of what was happening. Like that Winona's dad was abusive, and that Lucille's brother stole from her, and wasn't made to be an adult in the family like Lucille was, even though he was older. Urgh! Oh, and the whole thing were the title came from! That females, regardless of age, being greeted as girls. Bah!
I really enjoyed reading about Lucille and Winona. They both were in pretty awful situations, and they had a plan for the future. But when that plan was threatened, they took action. I also really enjoyed their friendship which was built upon their mutual hardships. They were great together!
I was kinda expecting something bad to happen each time they got more money, that someone was going to strike back at them, or they'd get caught or something. And even when things went wrong, I was still kinda braced-because things can always get worse!
That ending, yeah, I'm a bit confused, because I thought they only told the one dude the 2nd location, so I have no idea how he found them. But it made for a really satisfying ending, because both girls pretty much got their confrontation, which was much needed and deserved!
Loved this book so much, it was a really fantastic read!
Authors: Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry
Read: July 20th, 2019
Reason Why: Love Brittany Cavallaro's writing, and yeah, it sounded really great! And it's a SAC 2019 Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: August 6th 2019