Details

TitleHoney Girl (Honey Girl, #1)
AuthorLisa Freeman
ISBN1632204258
ImprintLisa Freeman Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatHardcover
Pages288

Description

How to survive California s hottest surf spot Never go anywhere without a bathing suit Never cut your hair Never let them see you panic.The year is 1972 Fifteen year old Haunani Nani Grace Nuuhiwa is transplanted from her home in Hawaii to Santa Monica, California after her father s fatal heart attack Now the proverbial fish out of water, Nani struggles to adjust to her new life with her alcoholic white haole mother and the lineup of mean girls who rule State Beach.Following The Rules an unspoken list of dos and don ts Nani makes contact with Rox, the leader of the lineup Through a harrowing series of initiations, Nani not only gets accepted into the lineup, she gains the attention of surf god, Nigel McBride But maintaining stardom is harder than achieving it Nani is keeping several secrets that, if revealed, could ruin everything she s worked so hard to achieve Secret 1 She s stolen her dad s ashes and hidden them from her mom Secret 2 In order to get in with Rox and her crew, she spied on them and now knows far than they could ever let her get away with And most deadly of all, Secret 3 She likes girls, and may very well be in love with Rox.

Reviews

Pearl Angeli

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

3 Honey Stars A book rich in teenage drama, Honey Girl was a quick and lighthearted read The book tells the story of 15 year old Haunani Nani Grace Nuuhiwa who lives in Hawaii When her dad passed away, she and her mom moved to Los Angeles, California to start a new life In California she met a crowd... (Sign in to see more)


Online Eccentric Librarian

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

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Honey Girl is an engrossing coming of age story set in early 1970s Santa Monica, California Navigating the beach culture, adhering to strict unwritten rules for girls, and coming to understand her own self are at the heart of 15 year old half Hawaiian... (Sign in to see more)


Alyssa

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

I was sent this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own Set in the summer of 1972 in California, we follow 15 year old, Nani who is dealing with the loss of her father, discovering herself and trying to fit in with the honey girls on the bea... (Sign in to see more)


Liviania

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

For a book from a small publisher, HONEY GIRL has been getting some strong word of mouth It came up in two totally unrelated forums that I frequent and I just knew that I had to read it Lesbian surfer girl Sign me up Of course, the problem with word of mouth is that the message can get a little garb... (Sign in to see more)


Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

3.5 5 stars


Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

This book is the epitome of summer drama It was light hearted and fun and had plenty of funny moments This is such a quick read and an ideal beach book Things I Liked Politics The different rules for what it means to be local, what it means to be a girl, made the story so dramatic and fun These unwr... (Sign in to see more)


Janie Johnson

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

I received this book in exchange for an honest review I am glad I was finally able to get to this book and I will soon also read it s sequel, Riptide Summer I think this is the first LGBT book I have read and it was pretty enjoyable I thought that it being set in the 70 s was really fun and somewhat... (Sign in to see more)


Maddie

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

Part of the synopsis The year is 1972 Fifteen year old Haunani Nani Grace Nuuhiwa is transplanted from her home in Hawaii to Santa Monica, California after her father s fatal heart attack Now the proverbial fish out of water, Nani struggles to adjust to her new life with her alcoholic white haole mo... (Sign in to see more)


Meredith Mara

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

Honey Girl 4.5 5 StarsI started this book Friday night and finished Saturday morning it s that good After her father s unexpected death, Nani finds herself transplanted from Hawaii to Santa Monica, California Her father s ashes stuffed into a talking Mrs Beasley doll and a host of never can tell sec... (Sign in to see more)


Dahlia

Honey Girl (Honey Girl, #1) By Lisa Freeman

Absolutely this book has things going for it, first and foremost being that it s LGBTQ with a queer girl of color as the MC It also has really knowledgeable cultural detail about Hawaii, which is excellent But there is so, so much density of internal monologue, backstory, and that same cultural deta... (Sign in to see more)


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