Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Portes’s chilling debut tracks a year-old Nebraska girl’s hard-going life on the road. Young Luli knows. 17 Apr The year-old narrator of Hick is headed down the wrong path in life, but it’s Andrea Portes’s debut novel, through her teenage protagonist. Actually it’s not Portes, but Luli McMullen, the narrator of Portes’ knockout – as in a right cross to the jaw – debut novel “Hick”(Unbridled Books, pages.
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I almost felt a little nauseous at how cynical this 13 year old was even at the beginning of the book and then even more nauseous as bad things kept happening to her.
Read it like I was anerea a car accident and sometimes struggling to look away and then seeing, oh, its almost over so I have to see how this turns out. This is described this as a coming of age story.
By the end of the book, I wanted more! There was a problem adding your email address. Nothing is consensual in this book. Without a wasted chapter – though some paragraphs can seem redundant – prtes is one of the best slices of 80s trailer Americana you’ll read. Reese Witherspoon gives her all time best performance as Vanessa Lutz, oprtes daughter of a couple of rural junkies, just another in a long line of wild American girls who go looking for trouble and find it real quick. She was speaking present tense stream of consciousness, and everything she said was so poetically worded.
He stares at me for what seems like two weeks.
Luli lives in Lancaster, Neb. It was just like every male character was a sexually violent scumbag.
I may even like it more than Hick. I read dysfunctional fiction all the time and have no problem dealing with that type of subject Before I sat down to write my review, I read all the reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.
Better than even the most positive reviews Commentators are reviewing this book like it is a novel with a beginning, a middle, an end, a plot, and plausible characters.
I was bored by the over written exposition of her sense of abandonment and not being loved by her parents. I loved the sentences I didn’t understand the situation with Beau.
After spending the night in anrrea ditch, she awakens to the sound of a streetwise beauty named Glenda relieving herself. Oh – and I ended up not finding it so depressing. After she calls home, she learns her mother was barely concerned with her being missing and her father has also disappeared, a fact also met with relative indifference by her mother. Part coming-of-age story and part raggedy picaresque, Hick leads us at a blinding pace down broken roads through a world that seems to this extraordinary and indomitable young girl dangerously uncharted.
This book is a find. Okay I promise not to do it again. Portes was raised in rural Nebraska, outside of Lincoln.
They appear at first to be saviors, but they wind up behaving like her zndrea, coming and going without a thought for Luli. Living in a ramshackle farmhouse outside Palmyra, Neb. Luli is a fantastic narrator. It feels so mean.
ajdrea I don’t know what to think of this book. Contrary to other reviews, I found the narrator’s voice to be authentic – in light of her upbringing. It’s funny, disturbing, uplifting in a morbid sort of way and one hell of a ride.
Hick — Andrea Portes
I found myself thinking about her hours after I finished the novel. Published May 1st by Unbridled Books first published January 1st No matter what your upbringing you’ll recognize a trustworthy limp in “Luli” and wish you could jump onto each page and shoot, punch, or run over her nadrea in your Ford truck. Beau then drives Luli to the bus station, her plan being to reunite with her own family. A strength of Portes’ writing is the way she oortes both This book has “sequel” written all over it!