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Los Angeles Times. LULI McMULLEN is one of those kids who are always alone even when they’re not. The year-old, who might be described as a. Hers is the journey of a lost teenager, but it’s far from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Jun 29, Hick (Unbridled Books) by Andrea Portes is a semi-autobiographical debut novel about a girl from a trashy, nothing town with a need to make.

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Her first e-book is forthcoming from The Atavist. These early scenes in the bar are among the best in this uneven but promising debut novel, which is narrated by the knowing and cynical Luli. Poftes 17, Naomi rated it it was amazing.

I’m really hoping for a sequel, set in Las Vegas. Things went sour for I don’t know what to think of this book. I guess I have to quick-read that section again. Perhaps, I must be in touch with my “feminine side”, althought the protagonist is more like a Plrtes, really.

Hick — Andrea Portes

She eventually convinces another passerby, Glenda, to give her a ride. Please provide an email address. Hats off to A I very much enjoyed this book! Inthe music world saw amazing reissues spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and electronic to pop of all stripes. It’s funny, disturbing, uplifting in a morbid sort of way and one hell of a ride.

Also, I felt that some explanations of why her living situation was the way it was relied more on convenience than realism. Glenda confesses that Eddie was her lover, that Angel is their son together, and that she’s spent years running from him.


Okay I promise not to do it again. Also, I have two super double secret projects I am not really allowed to talk about yet. Jul 12, Lauren rated it it was amazing. The year-old narrator of Hick is headed down the wrong path in life, but it’s not one she has chosen. Reese Witherspoon gives her all time best performance as Vanessa Lutz, teenage 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.

Kind of like the “ignorance is bliss” mentality. I can’t believe it’s a first novel. Then again, what do I know? At times it seems as if the narrator, Luli, isn’t years-old at all, yet the whole story has a kind of gloss over it, like how a year-old would explain something to you.

Portes nails the pubescent voice of a girl named Luli who decides to leave her horrid, abusive existence in Nebraska for the road, a road leading to Las Vegas.

On her 13th birthday, she receives a revolver as a gift.

However, her escape just leads her into more trouble and abuse. The movie brought me to the book and Chloe G.

Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: Hick is written in the first person, which puts you straight into the characters shoes.

Oh, you got to see Freeway! I couldn’t stop getting slightly turned on reading some of the sexual parts and then hating myself for feeling that way. Return to Book Page. Eddie tells Luli that Lloyd and Glenda want to be alone, so he takes her to a bar.


She did an incredible job in the film. Like how this year-old that goes to school doesn’t know it’s Halloween when it’s Halloween. This is a gritty novel in a way. My grandparents lost their baby girl. Dec 30, Beth rated it liked it. The rich people promenade around. Almost immediately, crooked-bodied Eddie Kreezer, a roving obsessive with a violent streak, and a fading but lovely grifter named Glenda begin to do battle for Luli’s head and hear Foreseeing a hopeless future in barrooms and parking lots, cagey year-old Luli McMullen bolts headlong from the heartland, aiming at Las Vegas where she expects to find herself a sugar daddy.

Things went sour for me there. These looks, this staring goes back. Hick Unbridled Books by Andrea Portes is a semi-autobiographical debut novel about hickk girl from a trashy, nothing town with a need to make something happen. I could relate to Lula and her family history. Strange, because I ended up reading the thing in about four hours.

Hick by Andrea Portes

Her hunger for a normal life — of any kind of experience other than neglect, really — is satisfied in a twisted fashion that is clearly untenable in the long term. This is described this as a coming of age story. Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic hicj, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.