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Honey Girl 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 Fifteen year old Haunani Nani Grace Nuuhiwa is

  • Title: Honey Girl
  • Author: LisaFreeman
  • ISBN: 9781632204257
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 toHow 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.

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    1. 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 that interests her-- the LA surfers crowd and a group of "honey girls". But of course she has to follow some "rules" and tips in order to belong.Admittedly, it took me a little while to warm [...]

    2. More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/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 girl Nani's story.Synopsis: Grieving over the recent loss of her larger than life Hawaiian father, Haunani “Nani” Grace Nuuhiwa is forced to relocate to her white/haole mother's te [...]

    3. 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 thehoney girls on the beach. This story was very unique because it's about a Hawaiian girl living in 1972 where girls weren't allowed to surf and being gay wasn't accepted. We see scenes of how you were treated if you were gay and it saddened [...]

    4. 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 garbled on the way.I was sad when I started HONEY GIRL to discover that Nani Nuuhiwa doesn't surf. She knows how to, but she doesn't, because she wants to be cool. (And the consequences for being a gi [...]

    5. 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 unwritten rules strongly influenced how all the characters acted, but the story never felt forced. It flowed really well and was natural and easy going.-Inner dialogue. Nani’s inner dialogue was ve [...]

    6. 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 nostalgic. I liked the characters a lot in this story, even though some of them were annoying, it was hard to trust some of them, because I could not tell if they were being genuine to Nani or jus [...]

    7. 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) mother and the lineup of mean girls who rule State Beach.This book definitely transported me to a California beach in 1972. I loved the beach feel of this book. It made me want to go sit on [...]

    8. 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 secrets buried deep within herself. Stranded on the mainland, the culture shock is for real. Nani’s the half-Hawaiian outsider with an alcoholic mom and less-than-perfect home life. And she [...]

    9. 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 detail that it's hard to absorb anything - it physically stressed me out trying to retain information in the early chapters, and I couldn't keep anyone straight (heh) because there was just so much of t [...]

    10. Silly fun teenage fluff recommended by my librarian while I was grabbing Eleanor & Park. So fluffy, I almost put it down but it was a unique story. Loved the setting and the way the author portrayed the main characters sexuality. Three stars for a teenage reader. Would not recommend to adults

    11. Honey Girl is set in the 1970s California (and Hawaii) beach scene. After the sudden death of Nani's father, her mother decided for them to move from their house in Hawaii to California. One of Nani's goals, aside from giving her father a "proper" burial, is to be a part of the lineup - aka "the mean girls" - of the State Beach.I have mixed feelings about Nani. I didn't like her but I didn't hate her either. Well, I would be a huge hypocrite if I didn't tell you that at one point in my life (spe [...]

    12. HONEY GIRL is set in the 1970s California beach scene. Nani Nuuhiwa is 15 and has just moved to Santa Monica from Hawai’i with her white mother after her Hawaiian father passed away from a sudden heart attack. Desperately missing her father, afraid of losing her culture, and wanting to fit into the new surf culture of State Beach, Nani is struggling to find her identity. Nani must strictly follow ‘The Rules’ in order to make it into the lineup of the elite girls of State Beach. Nani attrac [...]

    13. ****I won this book on in exchange for my honest review*****Honey Girl is a story about Nani, a young girl whose father has just died and has now moved with her mother from their home in Hawaii to Southern California. Nani has 2 main goals: the first is to release her father's ashes to the ocean, which she pilfered from her mother so they wouldn't be buried. The second is to find a place for herself with the locals. To help her do that, Nani has a list of rules to follow. Though she's grieving [...]

    14. Lisa Freeman's book feels like nothing I've ever read - in the best way. In a sharp, intimate writing style, Lisa brings us the story of a fifteen-year old Hawaiian girl navigating through social and cultural issues after the death of her father brings her and her mother to California. Wanting to fit in, Nani struggles to play by the rules she's been taught, all while finding her own way and coming to terms with her emerging bisexuality. Young women (and adults too) will be touched by Nani's spi [...]

    15. I gave this 50 pages but couldn't get into it. The writing didn't work for me -- all tell, no show -- and I never got a sense of any of the characters at all.

    16. Incredibly well-written book that manages to capture 1970's nostalgia, Hawaiian culture, the struggle to fit in and dealing with grief.

    17. Honey Girl is an engaging story of a young woman unwillingly transplanted from her native home of Hawaii to the unknown culture of Santa Monica, CA. Nani tries to hold on to her Hawaiian heritage as she desperately tries to fit in with the surf scene on State Beach.Nani's narration of the story clearly shows her emotions, from love and respect for her Hawaiian father and traditions, to resentment towards her mother for moving, to apprehension and fear that she will not be accepted by fellow surf [...]

    18. I was sent Honey Girl in exchange for a review! Which is also available on Instagram at jessthebookslover. Just finished Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman and oh my, this was a super particular book! Star signs? Yes, please, I am a Capricorn ♑ and yes, I do believe in the stars! But the interesting part was the setting. I've never read books set in the '70 so I was fascinated. This book deals with homosexuality, drugs, and alcohol problems, but also with everyday life and the struggle to be accepted [...]

    19. There were some parts of this book I really, really liked---non-white bisexual female main character (who was Hawaiian, which is SO RARE) grieving her father's death and dealing with a new community. The character growth overshadowed the romances. The accepting of the sexuality was pretty smooth. The beach girl hierarchy was interesting.The foundation was great. The execution just didn't do it for me--I know that this story took place in the 70s and that it was autobiographical, but Nani's list [...]

    20. WHY DID I EVEN READ THIS??! Pretentious, arrogant and superficial girls, the most unlikeable character I've ever read about, and no moral to the story whatsoever. A crap novel about "fitting in" by following strict rules and trying too hard to suck up to people. I don't usually make lists of things I loved / hated in novels, but today I'm going to try my hand at that.Everything I Loved:1. The Hawaiian references/words in the story.2. The dialogue was smooth and unique.3. The writing was fluid an [...]

    21. Maybe a 3.5? I couldn't bring myself to give it 4 stars. There were too many places where I felt like I had to force myself to pick it up again. (Which I did because I'd won the book in a blog giveaway and felt like I should read and review it.)It took a long time for me to empathize much with Nani. She's so single-mindedly focused on becoming popular, becoming one of the queens of the beach. I sympathize, because she doesn't have a lot going for her: her beloved dad just died, and her mom becam [...]

    22. I’ve thought about this book a lot since I read it. I read it in a single day, so it wasn’t that it was boring, not at all. And I did like it, at least I liked certain parts of it. I don’t know how to describe it, I’m just so ambivalent about it. I have no idea what to feel. Most of all I think I was disappointed it wasn’t the sort of book I thought it would be, but is that a flaw? Not really. Still, there were things that didn’t quite work, although it’s still a good read. It seem [...]

    23. Originally posted at martasbookshelfThank you so much, Lisa and Lauren, for sending me the book in exchange for an honest review. SUMMARY AND SPOILER-FREE REVIEW:I think this book is a major critique to society, and I loved it. I could perfectly believe the situations the characters were put in, the way they acted It was believable for the most part. Our main character has just moved out of Hawaii and wants to be accepted into her new home, Santa Monica, so she works her way to get into the line [...]

    24. I received Honey Girl from Sky Pony Press in exchange for an honest review.Honey Girl is not about a girl surfer. Let me just state that right now, because that’s what I thought it was about. The synopsis never says that Nani surfs, but it sure does imply it. But it’s 1972 and one of the Rules that Nani adheres to is that “Girls don’t surf.” Not if they want to be accepted by “the lineup,” the coolest girls on the beach, they don’t. The lineup’s sole job seems to be sitting the [...]

    25. It was well explained, and each setting was easily visualized. But I really hated this book. It was super cliche, and everything about it bugged me.

    26. [A copy of this book was received from Sky Pony in exchange for an honest review.]I’d never read a book about surfing or Hawaii before, so I was so excited to read this. The story is actually set in California, but Nani talks a lot about Hawaii, and that was by far my favourite part of this story. I would love to read a prequel set in the years before the story, because I enjoyed it so much. I really enjoyed the beach setting though, it was very lovely to read about the sea and sand scenery! I [...]

    27. I love YA fiction, but I don’t love juvenile stuff. That seems like a ridiculous phrase, but if you think about it, you know the difference. You can either come up with a hypothetical situation that works or you’ve come across the line between juvenile and YA while reading a book. Either way, Honey Girl crosses that line significantly.The opening troubled me as Nani went through the steps and “rules” to get in with the lineup of girls at the beach since being forced to move from Hawaii t [...]

    28. I received this book for free from First Reads.There are not a lot of surfer girl books out there so I was pleased to run across this one. Nani has to leave her life behind in Hawaii after her father passes away. Her mother relocates them to California and Nani has to start all over in the hierarchy of life at the beach. With rules provided by her friend from Hawaii, Nani has to work her way through the waves of becoming one with the in-crowd.This book is set in the 70's so there are many refer [...]

    29. Haunani Nuuhiwa moves to Santa Monica, California with her mother Jean, determined to make it big and join the line up at the State beach. She also has a big secret: she smuggled out her Dad's ashes out of the urn so that she could give him a proper send off at the sea, and also she likes girls.Annie Iopa, a hostess at her father's bar back in Hawaii gives her a whole lot of nonsensical rules ( Show no mercy, Girls don't surf, Don't eat or burp, Don't talk about world events ?!) to follow. The " [...]

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