Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter: A Review

Ugly GirlsUgly 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.

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