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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Lusk, where Glenda visits an old flame and a mute boy molests Luli. It’s funny, disturbing, uplifting in a morbid sort of way and one hell of a ride. Luli shouts for help to no avail. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She is blunt, brave, porges, smart and flawed.


Only available in ePub, but whatever–I downloaded it and started devouring it right away. It’s one of those books you read, if you’re a writer, that will make you seeth with jealousy.

Apr 23, Mira Crisp rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Not a 13 year old word. Luli again encounters Eddie that night in the parking lot of the bowling alley.

Hick — Andrea Portes

You kind of get the feeling she likes the danger, though. This book was made into a movie. The next day, Luli wakes up to find herself tied to a bed in a rented cabin at a resort and dressed differently, with shorter hair that’s been dyed black. I think the problem is that the author wanted to tell the story from Luli’s point of view, andre she also wanted to show off her language skills with some descriptive writing that didn’t fit the narrative voice.

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I read dysfunctional fiction all the time and have no problem dealing with that type of subject matter.

It was a really weird lapse of sense. Refresh and try again. It hlck just like every male character was a sexually violent scumbag. No, hands up, raise your hands to the sky and praise tha lah-ord for scratching my literary itch. And nothing, not shame, not God, not a new microwave, not a wide-screen TV or that new diet with grapefruits, can ever, ever fill it.

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Wouldn’t pick anything of her’s up again. 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. And way before that, inwe had the fabulous Holly in Badlands played by Sissy Spacek: Pistol in tow, she hitches rides heading west to Vegas.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. But some peace of mind is won, and Luli finds her way.

The book and the movie are very close, some of the lines shift directly from book to screen, which is very neat and rare. That gives you an idea of what a satisfying read this is. May 21, Carolyn rated it did not like it. Lists with This Book. But once I had it down, I couldn’t put it down. This book is brilliant adnrea beautiful but made me feel like a bit of a pervert. Luli picks up the gun and kills Eddie before falling to the ground.

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I absolutely loved this book. View Full Version of PW. Want anndrea Read Currently Reading Read.

The man then follows Luli into the bathroom and tries to rape her. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Entertained by the rapid fire monologue running across the pages as Luli observes and analyzes the world and people around her; often comic in a black way and thought provoking, this is the strength of this novel. This was an excellent novel!

The short chapters, well-drawn characters, and natural-sounding dialogue give the book a cinematic atmosphere…. Every adult in her life has abused her in one way or another. Then, just when it got even more depressing, I started really getting into it! The things that 13 year old Luli it was supposed to be Lucy, but she couldn’t say it and her parents gave up gets herself into are a bit rough. I’m now obsessed, I think. I love the Southern style and language.