ANDREA PORTES HICK PDF
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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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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 andrra sugar daddy.
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.
Almost immediately, crooked-bodied Eddie Kreezer, a roving obsessive with a violent streak, and a fading but lovely grifter named Glenda portds to do battle for Luli’s head and heart. On their perilous journey westward, Luli is introduced to drifters, lowlifes, strippers, speed freaks, gold-diggers, and a Libertarian with a dog named Karl.
Along the way, she learns the truth of American rootlessness and discovers both the power and the peril of her own sexual curiosity. 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.
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To ask other readers questions about Hickplease sign up. However I looked at other books by this author and they all seem more romance and teeny. Can anyone suggest a book I might like similar to this one? Alexandra Sandoval I feel the exact same way about andera style of writing. I may even like …more I feel the exact same way about the style of writing. I may even like it more than Hick. I hope this helps. Lists with This Book. Feb 21, Paul Bryant rated it it was ok Shelves: Did you ever see Freeway?
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Oh, you got to see Freeway! 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. More recently we have encountered 16 year old Lili Hobart, played by the weird, horribly compelling Juno Temple, in Little Birds. And way before that, inDid you ever see Freeway? And way before that, inwe had the fabulous Holly in Badlands played by Sissy Spacek: Hick is right in this tradition.
The raw materials for this novel are therefore not the problem.
Although Andrea Portes is pushing the envelope just somewhat by making her heroine Luli McMullen 13, so that hovering over this narrative is the distasteful titillating question — when is li’l Luli going to have sex? Will it be with this creep? He stares at me for what seems like two weeks.
Jackson is a place for rich people. They saunter round the rickety walkways and Wild West overhangs making everything look old-timey and fake.
The rich people promenade around. Not a 13 year old word. What’s the world coming to? Okay I promise not to do it again. View all 4 comments. Sep 17, Tony DuShane rated it it was amazing. Best literary release ofhands down. No, hands up, raise your hands to the sky and praise tha lah-ord for scratching my literary itch.
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. Luli discovers she has something that men want with her maturing body and feels that is going to give her the life she needs.
Along the way she gets protection from a shady motherly type named Glenda.
Dark, funny and naked to the bone honesty make “Hick” the literary classic it will become. It’s one of those books you read, if you’re a writer, that will make anndrea seeth with jealousy. Trust me, if you only buy one book this year, if you only read one book this year, make it “Hick”. Buy it because you won’t be able to help yourself by marking portees highlighting all the brilliant dialogue and narrative and you’ll need to read it twice.
Apr 24, Kyle rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I didn’t think I would find anything in this book I could relate to.
Strange, because I ended up reading the thing in about four hours. This thing just grabbed me and lortes really let me go, so, Pogtes must have more in common with a year-old girl than I thought. Perhaps, I must be in touch with my “feminine side”, althought the protagonist is more like a Tomboy, really.
She’s kind of a Tomboy trapped in a hot little teens body. It’s an interesting combination.
I thought it was really funny, as I didn’t think I would find anything in this book I could relate to. I thought it was really funny, as well, quick-witted. I wanted to be with this character.
I wanted to save her. I wanted to do lots of things, I suppose. I’m now obsessed, I think. I don’t know what to think of this book. It feels so mean. A 13 year old girl left alone emotionally and physically, treated so neglectfully that she feels unworthy, hjck, lonely, empty.
She loves her daddy No one loves this girl. She goes from the frying pan into the fire and hopefully finally to land on a plate is a plate better? I liked so much of the writing until Eddie attacks her. Things went sour for I don’t know what to think of this book.
Things went sour for me there. This isn’t a young adult book — no young adult should read this for fear that they’d think THIS is normal.
It’s ugly and no one should be treated this way in real life. The writing was cool, though. I loved the sentences I’m glad she took the. Feb 21, Susan rated it it was ok.
What saved this book from being a one star: Luli playing Categories with Clement and all that it symbolized This wasn’t a terrible book, but there were some things that just irritated me. I think the problem is that the author wanted to tell the story from Luli’s point of view, but she also wanted to show off her language skills with some descriptive writing that didn’t fit the narrative voice.
Luli is supposed to be thirteen with limited education, b What saved this book from being a one star: Luli is supposed to be thirteen with limited education, but she sure knows some random big words and even makes some dated references. Mark Twain didn’t make that mistake with Huck, and that’s one of the things that made that character so memorable and powerful.
Mar 23, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Portes’ clever use of language makes you want to pack your macbook in its case, set it gently in a dumpster, and quit writing.
From page one to the end she keeps the powerful imagery flowing slow and cataclysmic like a tsunami slurping out your town through the streets; and she saves plenty for last. Without a wasted chapter – though some paragraphs can seem redundant – it is one of the best slices of 80s trailer Americana you’ll read.
No matter what your upbringing you’ll recognize a trustworth Portes’ clever use of language makes you want to pack your macbook in its case, set it gently in a dumpster, and quit writing. 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 enemies in your Ford truck.
Apr 23, alexander rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book is brilliant and beautiful but made me feel like a bit of a pervert. I couldn’t stop getting slightly turned on reading some of the sexual parts and then hating myself for feeling that way.
I was impressed with the voice, especially.