RaveLambda LiteraryHoney Girl is a unique and beautifully written novel. Written in third-person present, it may take a few pages to mentally adjust to the prose, simply due to the fact that it’s a tense/perspective not often used. However, the overall diction and structure of the sentences are highly poetic which lends itself to the immediacy of third-person present. Furthermore, the lyricism of the novel lends itself to gorgeous and lyrical writing ... If readers go in expecting a frothy rom-com, they may be disappointed by the novel’s deeper, thoughtful ruminations on self and the universe. But if readers know upfront that the novel is a tender exploration of identity and place that also has a sweet love story, there’s no way they’ll be able to resist the golden warmth of Honey Girl’s necessary and unique coming-of-age story.