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Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Compelling, enjoyable read

Ingrid Ricks' "Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story" is her memoir of growing up with a devout Mormon mother, a traveling salesman father and the abusive Earl, who does not deserve the dignity of the word "stepfather." Despite the sometimes downbeat subject matter, it is a compel...
Ingrid Ricks' "Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story" is her memoir of growing up with a devout Mormon mother, a traveling salesman father and the abusive Earl, who does not deserve the dignity of the word "stepfather." Despite the sometimes downbeat subject matter, it is a compelling, enjoyable read; I read half of it the first day. Ingrid nails the narrative voice of her youthful, enthusiastic self, and it's a pleasure to spend time with her. She sketches in the characters so fully and vividly that I actually had to stop reading a couple of times when I got furious at Earl's antics. Absolutely terrific book, and highly recommended for all readers.

posted by CrankyCuss on December 15, 2011

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A story of growing up in a dysfunctional family. It was ok but I

A story of growing up in a dysfunctional family. It was ok but I think I wanted her to delve more into the emotions of the family and the reasons why they acted the way they did. The step-father was an odd duck and emotionally abusive, the mother was extremely religious...
A story of growing up in a dysfunctional family. It was ok but I think I wanted her to delve more into the emotions of the family and the reasons why they acted the way they did. The step-father was an odd duck and emotionally abusive, the mother was extremely religious but distant and the father was absent much of the time and apparently she was the only one that was close to him, but the reasons they were that way was never really explored. I liked the book but I wanted more. It seemed like it was more of a diary than an examination of the inner workings of the family. It seemed like she had a hard life but it was fairly mild compared to others I have read.

posted by koren56 on February 22, 2013

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

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    A story of growing up in a dysfunctional family. It was ok but I

    A story of growing up in a dysfunctional family. It was ok but I think I wanted her to delve more into the emotions of the family and the reasons why they acted the way they did. The step-father was an odd duck and emotionally abusive, the mother was extremely religious but distant and the father was absent much of the time and apparently she was the only one that was close to him, but the reasons they were that way was never really explored. I liked the book but I wanted more. It seemed like it was more of a diary than an examination of the inner workings of the family. It seemed like she had a hard life but it was fairly mild compared to others I have read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Hippie Boy is an amazing and entertaining  story of a young teen

    Hippie Boy is an amazing and entertaining  story of a young teen who learns to take life into her own hands.  I constantly found myself  in awe off the life she led thinking how could this be real , but every bit of this  story really happened to Ingrid.  I love how the  author writes abour her life in a storytelling style.  It makes for a compelling read that  you won't want  to put down. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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