Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love it when poets write fiction. There's a meticulousness of language, of imagery when they do. And this book is written with a poet's sensibility. It is the story of two girls -- Baby Girl and Perry -- who are both teetering on a precarious edge -- just one (more) bad decision away from disaster. Poverty, addiction, sex, and violence: this book is like a raw wound. I was totally captivated.