Welcome to Hickville High

Welcome to Hickville High

Mary Karlik / Apr 22, 2021

Welcome to Hickville High The Universe has completely dumped on High School senior Kelsey Quinn s life Credit card at Nordstrom s Deactivated Honda Accord Sold Life in the burbs of Chicago Gone And it s all her sister s fault

  • Title: Welcome to Hickville High
  • Author: Mary Karlik
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  • Page: 245
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  • The Universe has completely dumped on High School senior Kelsey Quinn s life Credit card at Nordstrom s Deactivated Honda Accord Sold Life in the burbs of Chicago Gone And it s all her sister s fault Yep Drugs, alcohol, and getting caught with the boss s son was all it took Dad loses job, family loses money, and the next thing she knows she s crammed in a cell onThe Universe has completely dumped on High School senior Kelsey Quinn s life Credit card at Nordstrom s Deactivated Honda Accord Sold Life in the burbs of Chicago Gone And it s all her sister s fault Yep Drugs, alcohol, and getting caught with the boss s son was all it took Dad loses job, family loses money, and the next thing she knows she s crammed in a cell on wheels for the next two days as they make their way to a dilapidated farmhouse in Texas But Kelsey doesn t just leave the good life in Chicago She leaves the boy who has it all, Drew Montgomery Hillside senior, quarterback, Austin McCoy works for Kelsey s dad at the feed store and helps with the farm chores in the morning He sees through Kelsey s surly attitude to the girl whose eyes light up when she s with the animals He is determined to help Kelsey see that not only does she love the Farmville life, but that the guy she really wants is him Will Austin convince Kelsey he s the guy she wants Will Kelsey embrace the simple life and find forgiveness for her sister

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    1. 4.5 starsKelsey's a senior who has it all, the popularity, the guy, and all the money she could want. Except her dad and her sister have messed that all up and their moving into her dad's old family home in Texas. In a town of 5,000, stuck with her three sisters and having to work for the first time, Kelsey's just counting down the days to May and leaving for college. She's got only one thing to look forward to, going back to Chicago for the big gala, so she's doing whatever it takes. Her teache [...]

    2. A great read! Cute, fun, and funny! With a solid dose of romance! Loved this book! Karlik's characters were fantastic and I was drawn in from the beginning! Don't miss it! :)

    3. I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 4 stars.Welcome to Hickville High is perfect for young adults and those young at heart. Kelsey was in the in-crowd back in Chicago, going to a private school, dating the boy every girl wanted, was on the fast-track to Ivy League colleges, and then all of that changes. She finds herself locked in moving car, destination Hickville, Texas. Young adults will surely identify and sympathize with Kelsey. The adults, probably not-so muc [...]

    4. I don't pick up very many high school aged books anymore, so when I do and I enjoy them? They definitely get put on the 'good' list.When Chicago based Quinn family relocates to Texas, Kelsey's pretty sure her life is going to be over as she knows it. The last thing she expects is to make a friend out of Austin McCoy, let alone, nearly right away.Their friendship, and growing romance, was lovely to watch -- in an innocent, naive way. Kelsey was still extremely fixated on her previous life, her fr [...]

    5. I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.Age recommendation: 13upKelsey's life changes dramatically when her father loses his well paying job and they go from the rich life in Chicago to a working life in rural Texas. She arrives a good girl but a spoiled rich girl. Not her fault - that is how she was raised. She behaves and gets good grades. These two things combined made her a challenging character for me. Sometimes I didn't like her and thought she was a bit of [...]

    6. Kelsey Quinn's family relocates back to Texas after leading the posh life in Chicago. She hates it, and desperately misses her boyfriend and the friends she was forced to leave behind. Her character is very relatable, as are the trials she goes through as she reluctantly learns her way around the new homestead and town. The descriptions are vivid, each sister has an interesting back story. A very enjoyable read.

    7. ARC kindly provided by Mary Karlik via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Review ‘Welcome to Hickville High’ DREW ME RIGHT IN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING for some unexplainable reason. As soon as it started the story unfolded and took shape in my mind - I couldn't stop reading. It's words painted such a vivid picture that I began to feel what Kelsey was feeling; her doubts, sorrows and hopelessness – and that's a pretty interesting thing as not all novels can do that and hook you in. I [...]

    8. I received this free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. When I first started reading this, I really disliked Kelsey. She was such a snob from the city who looked down on anyone who did any hard work because it was "beneath her". And that rubs me the wrong way like you wouldn't believe, but I feel like no one should have that mentality when it comes to life. I'm extremely glad that the situation was changed for Kelsey's family, because there is no need for teenagers to feel lik [...]

    9. Book Review- Welcome to Hickville High by Mary KarlikKelsey Quinn finds herself in a small town in Texas. She is suddenly ripped from her school, best friend and boyfriend her senior year when her younger sister, Ryan, couldn’t stay out of trouble and her father lost his job. She is thrown into farm life where she has to do chores taking care of the animals. Thankfully Austin McCoy is there to show her what to do. He works for her family at the feed store and helps out on the farm.Kelsey is de [...]

    10. This was a cute, easy read that I enjoyed in one sitting. The book really excels at depicting a small town setting, and with every scene I could just picture Kelsey dropped from big city life into small town hell. I particularly enjoyed the family dynamics in this novel, with Kelsey and her two sisters trying to find their own way, and I was happy to hear that the next book in the series delves into Kelsey's sister Ryan's past a little more. She was a great character who kind of stole the show w [...]

    11. Kelsey's whole life has been turned upside down thanks to her sister's behavior and her father losing his job. Now the whole family must move from Chicago to Hillside, TX and live on the family's rundown farm. Kelsey's life had revolved around her prep school, her boyfriend Drew and what top university she could get into. Not to mention the prestigious Gala that she was to attend with Drew. Now she's stuck in the middle of nowhere, upset with her family and getting ready to start her senior year [...]

    12. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. Kelsey feels like she has lost everything good in her life when her family picks up and moves from Chicago to small-town Texas thanks to the mistakes of her sister and father. Reading about her adjustment to life on a farm and helping out at the family feed store rang very true. As a Texan with a family that happens to own a chain of feed stores, the author did a great job of painting this stor [...]

    13. From the outset I will confess that I completely anticipated that this book would be shallow. It totally was. Although for a book which was unashamedly YA Romance, it was certainly a good example of the genre. While it didn't blow me away with scintillating prose, it was a good clean read with characters that felt real and engaging. I was a little annoying with the head hopping. Karlick felt that we needed to be in Austin's head at times. I didn't feel that this was necessary and wondered if thi [...]

    14. I received a copy of this story from Net Galley. Yay books!Spoilers possible aheadThis was a cute, short read. I will admit that Kelsey annoyed me though most of the story, but by the end she started thinking about someone other than herself. Thank goodness for that. And with Austin, I wished that he fought for her even when she told him to back off. But he's male, and he did probably what any guy would have done in his situation. Overall, this was a pretty good read. I even teared up in a place [...]

    15. I received a copy of this on NetGalley for a review!I have tried to stay away from "high-school" love stories for the most part these days because I find that I cannot relate to the characters as much anymore. However, this book surprised me in more ways than one, and I ended up really enjoying it. I think fans of YA romance novels will enjoy this book. It reminded me a lot of Michelle Madow's "The Secret Diamond Sisters" with its focus on family and the bond between sisters. I will say that Kel [...]

    16. In Welcome To Hickville High starts the series of a family forced to move to Texas from Illinois to start over in the town that Kelsey's dad grew up in. Kelsey is the oldest of three girls and the main character of the book. her life gets turn upside down when her dad loses his job and they have to move to a small Texas town. As Kelsey gets used to living in the small town and having a handsome young man named Austin around makes her realize that not everything up north is what it seems.I really [...]

    17. This is one of those books you can read in-between ones with a heavier storyline, to me it's a filler book, simply because it's a sweet romance with little drama.I thought Mary Karlik captured the teenagers really well. How fickle, self obsessed, judgemental and hormonal they are at that age. At the start I didn't like the main character Kelsey because she was all these things and coming to a small town seemed to highlight them more. Austin was exactly what a city girl could fall in love with. h [...]

    18. Loved this story and can't wait to see how the story continues in the next book of the series! The sweet love story is entertaining and engaging, I highly recommend for young adults and students, as it stays on the appropriate side of the fence. Anyone who ever grew up in a little town in Texas must read, I could hear myself in so many of the things that happened in this story. I grew up in the little town South of Dallas without a Target, and I remember hanging out at The Grind downtown. Pick i [...]

    19. I thoroughly enjoyed Welcome to Hicksville High and absolutely recommend it to YA readers. It is a good coming of age story and you rally get a sense of how how a teenager thinks and reacts to certain situations. It also shows you how much a person can change and grow depending on their circumstances and the people they surround themselves with. There really aren't any bad guys there are just teenagers who make right and wrong decisions and that is what makes this book so beautiful and gives it [...]

    20. Welcome To Hickville High is a great coming of age story. Kelsey Quinn is thrown into another dimension when her family relocates to Texas. She faces the anxiety of a new school, new friends, and mean girls. She learns a tough lesson about responsibilities, owning up to your mistakes, and making better boyfriend choices. The author brings the characters to life in this sweet romantic story. Her knowledge of Texas is spot-on. I enjoyed reading the fun facts about the state. If you’ve ever drive [...]

    21. Some authors *try* to capture rural life, and it comes off as a miserable fail. Ms. Karlik captures small-town Texas culture from a reverent, authentic place that has the power to make any city girl wonder what she's missing. This YA has moments of sweet innocence that contrast nicely to the more challenging, and sometimes darker, aspects of growing into adulthood. Charming characters, an immersive setting, a romance you'll root for from the first scene and the delightful quips about Texas that [...]

    22. **I was given an ARC by NetGalley in exchange of a honest review**Good book! I liked this book besides Kelsey's constant whining, I understand that it must be hard to have the perfect life taken away from your hands must be horrifying, but the whining was kind of a bit much. well that is until she wasn't so taken off by the idea of new experiences, and that was until she met him. I want to write more thing I love but I don't want to give spoilers. but I repeat good Book!

    23. The Quinn family lived in the lap of luxury in Chicago until things went wrong and they had to move to Texas. They now live in their dads run down family home with chickens, pigs, and horses to care for. Their dad is running the local feed store. At first the girls feel they have been sent to hell but as they grow accustomed to the town and the people their feelings change.

    24. az elején majdnem sírva fakadtam, hogy most ezt miért kellett nekem, az első pár oldal rohadt unalmas volt, de végül egész aranyos lett. hát persze az a tipikus gimis szerelmi szenvelgés nagyrészt, szóval legföljebb azoknak ajánlanám, akik szerették az édesvölgyi suli sorozatot (meg elég öregek hozzá, hogy tudják, miről beszélek egyáltalán) és kedvük támadna nosztalgiázni.

    25. Welcome To Hickville High is an engaging and funny debut novel for Mary Karlik. The Quinn girls are people you want to get to know better. I am anxious to read the next two books in the trilogy. Enjoyable!

    26. YA with a TEXAS TWIST! Such an ADORABLE cover, I had to get this book. The heroine Kelsey's life is ruined when her family moves to Texas from Chicago. Karlik does a great job with emotions, characters and describing small town life. Can't wait to read book 2.

    27. I was disappointed with a few elements of this book. For example, I didn't like the main character or how the situation with her sister was handled.

    28. This such a great quick and light easy read I truly enjoyed this story I fell in love with Austin and Kelsey. I will finish reading this series.

    29. A fun read with a sweet romance. I loved all the Texas facts at the beginning of each chapter, too. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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