The writing is so exquisite it is impossible to believe that Portes

could sustain its impressionistic method, at once omnipresent

and precise, for the remainder of the novel...yet she does.


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Andrea Portes is the bestselling novelist of two critically lauded adult novels, Hick, her debut, which was made into a feature film starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Alec Baldwin, Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne, and Juliette Lewis, and Bury This. Her first novel for young adult readers, Anatomy of a Misfit, was called “perfection in book form” by Teen Vogue.


Hick – The Movie ( A Novel By Andrea Portes)

Hick is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Derick Martini, based on the novel of the same name by Andrea Portes that draws on non-fictional elements. The film stars Chloë Grace MoretzEddie RedmayneRay McKinnonRory CulkinJuliette LewisBlake Lively, and Alec Baldwin. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011.[1][2] It received a limited theatrical release on May 11 and is distributed by

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Portes could have taken the story, which is based on real events, copied it down straight, titled it something like “Pretty Murder,” and had an instant best seller in a culture that gobbles up “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” with a helping of “To Catch a Predator” for dessert. Instead, Portes tells this tale of violence in spiraling prose.

★★★★★ 5.5 · Rating details · 9,543 ratings · 1,623 reviewsTupelo HassmanNew York Times

As with Anatomy of a Misfit (2014), Portes’s second novel has a seductive zaniness and almost unstoppable exuberance. Sixteen-year-old Willa Parker, a small-town girl and native Iowan, reluctantly heads east to a fancy New England boarding school, where she meets Remy Taft, an infamous student from a famous family, who adopts Willa like she’s a wide-eyed puppy.

★★★★★ 5.5 · Rating details · 9,543 ratings · 1,623 reviewsQ & A with Andrea PortesPublisher’s Weekly

Andrea Portes, like so many writers, adheres to the tried and tested tenet of writing “what you know.” What she knows—what she’s lived—just happens to be a great deal more cinematic than average. The twist in her first young adult novel, Anatomy of a Misfit, highlighted that fact. Portes’ latest work, The Fall of Butterflies, underscores it, reaffirming her ability to transform a personal reality that can at times border on the surreal into an acute commentary that’s both universal in its implications and accessible in its meaning.

★★★★★ 5.5 · Rating details · 9,543 ratings · 1,623 reviewsJames McDonaldKirkus Review

This emotional, hilarious, devastating, and ultimately triumphant debut, based on actual events, recounts one girl’s rejection of her high school’s hierarchy—and her discovery of her true self in the face of tragedy

★★★★★ 5.5 · Rating details · 9,543 ratings · 1,623 reviewsStephen Daley - CriticGoodreads