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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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. This book was made into a movie. It’s an interesting combination. I loved the sentences They both take off separately, leaving Luli to her own devices.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 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.

This was an excellent novel! This book has “sequel” written all over it! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Buy it because you won’t be able to protes yourself by marking and highlighting all the anfrea dialogue and narrative and you’ll need to read it twice. I didn’t understand the situation with Beau. So my recommendation is that you can read the book if you’d like, but definitely see the movie.


Luli’s flippant narration makes for a love-it or hate-it read. Every adult in her life has abused her in one way or another. I read dysfunctional fiction all the time and have no problem dealing with that type ported subject Before I sat down to write my review, I read all the reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.

Things went sour for I don’t know what to think of this book. Link to read me page with more information. No, hands up, raise your hands to the sky and praise tha lah-ord for scratching my literary itch.

The porttes is short and a very fast read. Perhaps, I must be in touch with my “feminine side”, althought the protagonist is more like a Tomboy, really.


Jul 08, Isha rated it really liked it. Books of the Week. HICK is a simple book with a subtly complex message that works as social commentary as well as a sort of disturbing coming of age. May 15, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Shortly thereafter, Luli sees ahdrea commercial for Las Vegas and decides to run away there.

Media reporter, reviewer, uick, guest booker, blogger. I’m now obsessed, I think. If it’s anyone’s fault it’s hers. A crooked man literally; he “looks like an italic,” says smart-alecky Luli named Eddie picks her up briefly before throwing her out of the car.


HICK by Andrea Portes | Kirkus Reviews

As they leave the bar, Eddie says that Glenda has asked him to take Luli to a Motel 6 to meet Glenda because she got in a fight with Lloyd, but not before Luli walks in on Eddie doing drugs with two hic. In Jackson, Glenda reunites with her husband, and Luli re-encounters the baleful Eddie. This is not a typical novel where you have a beginning, middle, and end.

Read it like I was watching 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. Who wants to sit and watch a 13 year old girl be mentally and physically including sexually abused?

There is some sexually explicit stuff that probably shouldn’t be read by anyone too prude. I would recommend everyone to read this book at least once.

Andrea Portes – IMDb

Andrea Portes is a bestselling American novelist. The year-old, who might be described as a happy-go-lucky fatalist, has erected the defense mechanisms, figured out all of the stratagems she needs to see her through another day, another week.

But there they are.