“This first novel by an Oklahoma-born Texan is written with verve, assurance and some salty language.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Being a motherless woman who likes to drive to “nowhere places” and drop assorted “colorful” words on occasion, I felt myself drawn to Mattie almost immediately. She’s in her 30’s and apparently can’t hold a job, a relationship (who would want to hold onto some of the guys she runs into?), or hold onto money. The only stable relationship she seems to have is with her ex-stepfather. It appears as if he’s the most positive person she’s ever had rooting for her. Even with his input, she always finds ways to make her situations a little worse than when she came to them. My kinda girl!
“I have ninja skills when it comes to screwing things up. It’s like a superpower only lamer.”