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Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story
Ingrid Ricks
Added: 1/20/2012
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Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story
Date Posted: 1/20/2012 | Go To Book Page

Once I started, I could not put this book down. Ingrid Ricks might have been a plucky young girl from a troubled home at one time, but now she is a razor sharp writer with a heck of a story to tell. And tell it she does with guts, gusto, precision, and great style.

Hers is not an easy story to absorb:  brutal and creepy step-father, errant and erratic father, depressed and too religious mother. Yet Ingrid Ricks storms through the trouble these adults cause, or at least don't avoid, to become a formidable survivor of religious and domestic wars.

The context for the book is the now, very current Mormon religion. But at its root is a family in distress and dysfunction and a young girl with enough moxie to survive just about anything.

Go on the road with Ingrid, see how she struggles, then soars. This is a marvelous memoir for any young person struggling with their life, or any adult who has been there and back.  A true page turner that should be taught in every American high school.  Brava dear author!

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