Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter


If you want to understand the confusing power that is female sexuality and beauty read Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter. The books is a grimy hard ride through trailer park poverty. This is the kind of novel that makes you want a shower in the best possible way. It holds a mirror up to the kind of girl that we rarely acknowledge exists. Baby Girl and Perry, the main characters are cold and cruel, growing up in a hopeless place. They are keenly aware of the fact that there’s no escape from the monotony and utter boredom of their lives and for the reader there is no escape from this narrative.  Continue reading