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  • Robert C. Kukla

A Queer Story For Millennials: 'Honey Girl' by Morgan Rogers.

Morgan Rogers' debut novel, "Honey Girl," is a must-read, especially for queer millennials.

"Honey Girl" follows Grace, a viciously smart young woman in her late 20s, who has a doctorate in astronomy. The book opens with her waking up in a hotel room, after a night of partying to celebrate her new degree and drunkenly marrying a total stranger. After feeling like she is drowning from all of the pressure on her to succeed, she decides to take the plunge and visit New York to get to know the person she married.

Honey Girl felt refreshing since most of the queer books I read tend to be young-adult. It felt refreshing because this felt like it was written for queer people in their late 20s to 30s.

Grace was a character that I related to, as I too have struggled with the pressure of wanting to succeed and feeling like I was drowning. Seeing the character’s journey of learning to slowly let go of the need to succeed and take care of herself by doing things that bring her joy resonated with me.

I was impressed with how easy it was to feel engaged with the story and was drawn to each character. I loved everything about this story and highly recommend giving this a read. This novel truly feels as if it was written for the millennial reader.

This novel is a new favorite of mine.