Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid, has quickly become a favorite of many bookworms. Reid creates a world through phenomenal storytelling with a sense of grace that pulls the audience in. 

With each plot twist, the story becomes more complex and fascinating. The foreshadowing Reid uses is incredibly clever, without being too obvious. Her ability to outline the divide between the different perspectives included in her story proves to be another outstanding talent. 

Reid includes several types of representation, without making it feel forced or improbable. Every event and character could be reasonably seen in our own world. She portrays LGBTQ stories in respectful ways while showing the problems faced by the community. 

It demonstrates a realistic character who has had an extraordinary life, while allowing the reader to relate to them at any given point. Though the story is covered in sections, framed by the different husbands, it is truly about Evelyn Hugo herself. The audience can easily forget that she is not real, or that they are not the ones interviewing her. 

The book includes several popular themes, which helped its rise to fame. With heartbreak, drama, morally gray situations, and struggle, Reid ties in many real-world problems as a way to give the readers a better understanding of the world she built. 

It would not be remiss to say it may be on the same level as Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ especially with the intense themes of glamor and wealth. Reid’s novel is sure to be a longstanding classic that future generations will look to as a portrayal of society in our time.