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Lindsay Hunter Books In Order

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Ugly Girls (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eat Only When You're Hungry (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lindsay Hunter is a famous author from The United States, who likes to write fiction, contemporary, and young adult novels. She is particularly well known for writing the book called Ugly Girls. Author Hunter has also written several short stories in her career and her collections, Daddy’s and Don’t Kiss Me are quite well known. Author Hunter resides in Chicago. She is happily married and lives along with her supportive husband, a couple of sons, and her pet dogs. In addition to writing novels, author Hunter also has particular interests in reading. She is the co-host and co-founder of the flash fiction reading series known as Quickies!.

An initial story collection written by Lindsay Hunter in her writing career is entitled ‘Don’t Kiss Me’. This is an explosive collection written in a blistering and bold voice. Author Hunter has written the stories with deep vernacular, broken language, and a fierce empathy. She has also provided an excellent pace to the collection, which tends to break the granny’s neck of the readers. With the stories, author Hunter has tried to cajole, lure, and wrench the readers into a wild new world. The story collection was released by the FSG Originals publication in the year 2013. The main characters introduced into the collection include Peggy Paula and Del. At the start of the story, Peggy Paula is shown as a lady in her mid 30’s. She works late shifts at the Perkin’s. Peggy Paula feels envious about the girls who visit the fast food store for eating french fries and bragging about the extent to which they let their boyfriends get over them. As a middle aged woman, Peggy Paula has nothing much to say to all those girls about what she is up to in her life. So, she begins pinning for her abusive and mean-spirited boyfriend named Del. He is a 9 year boy and is not the actual boyfriend of Peggy Paula. Another exciting character in the story is a reluctant detective, who has his own noir story to tell.

Almost all the characters appear to be self loving, self loathing, and trapped in their dumb selves in their own sense. The characters keep on making one cringe worthy mistake one after the other. However, with each of the bone headed moves, author Hunter seems to have delivered a moment full of surprises for the readers. Such surprising moments tend to chole the readers as they peer into the deep emptiness of the plot. Also, the moments allow the readers to discover profound longings for the human understanding. And as all such moments collide, they help the book to look like an alive and powerful one. All the stories mentioned in the collection by author Hunter are united by the unflinching eye and singular voice of the author herself. The tender and crass turns in the stories, which appear devastatingly funny and heartbreaking at the same time, go on to expose an entirely different world filled with characters that seem driven by a sense of desperation. But, the characters are also the ones who get to have the last laughs in the end. And by coming up with such and interesting book, author Hunter has proven that she is at the forefront of the most provocative and the boldest writers at work now.

Another mindblowing book penned by the hands of author Hunter is called ‘Ugly Girls’. This novel was released by the Farrar, Straus, & Giroux publishing company in the year 2014. Author Hunter has described the chief characters of the story of this book in the form of Baby Girl, Jamey, and Perry. These two girls are depicted as the best of friends throughout the story. At the beginning of the book, it is described that even though Perry and Baby are very close friends, one cannot make out that they are actually very close by looking at them. The friendship of the 2 girls is seen some of the darkest days filled with power struggles and never ending dares. But, they did not let go their loyalty towards each other no matter what the circumstances were in front of them. Both of them had an incredibly fraught and fierce loyalty to one another. During the night times, they used to sneak out of their so called home, which used to be a trailer on most occasions, and indulge in joyful activities. One of their fun-filled activities was to steal cars and go for joyrides. Baby and Perry used to do such things just make themselves appear as tough girls in front of the others. However, as they were extremely focused in deceiving the ones around them as well as themselves, they fail to realize that a real danger lurks very close to them in the form of Jamey. He is introduced into the plot as a student of high school living in the nearby town. He seems to have been involved in pinning after one of the girls through his computer screen. Jamey has been keeping an eye on Perry’s activities behind his PC in the trailer of his mother for a long while. He has been following each and every move of Perry & Baby Girl on social networking sites like Facebook, Instant messaging, and texts.

The girls do not have any knowledge that Jamey has been stalking them through the internet. And when the girls finally agree to have a meeting with the stranger they have been chatting with on the internet, they become surprised to find out that it is Jamey. Also, the girls become shocked to know that he is far from being the shy boy that they thought him to be. Now, when they girls think that they have shared too much with Jamey about their personal lives, they realize that they must do something to prevent Jamey from misusing their personal information. Once again, the story turns out to be a mesmerizing, exquisite, and visceral one. Hunter has delivered a poignant, searing, and powerful novel in the form of Ugly Girls, which was enjoyed and loved by the audiences all across the globe. Author Hunter received a lot of appreciation and praises from the critics and the readers alike. They all liked her writing style and the way she has developed the characters. The plot build up, story telling, plot setting, characters etc., were highly enjoyed by one and all. This helped the book to become a successful one and also allowed author Hunter to become famous instantly. Her career experienced a huge boost because of this huge success and motivated her to carry forward her success with her future novels.

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