A young book author who has been criticized by Hillbilyelegy fans over her recent novel, “Hillbilly Girls,” says she’s struggling to read it because she doesn’t have a computer to access it.
In a Facebook post Thursday, Amy Bumiller, whose Hillballyelegy books include “Hillbillies,” said she’d been struggling to access the book on her phone for several days, with no way to go from one device to the next.
“I’m going to need a phone,” she wrote.
“My daughter loves Hillbills and Hillbillies has become a family to me.
So, I can’t continue to read this book.”
Bumiller said she was overwhelmed by the responses to her post.
“Hillbills, which is now on my Kindle, has been a huge inspiration to me,” she said.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for the love and support, and I know I’m doing the right thing for my daughter.”
She said she’s been able to access her book online using an Apple iPad, an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S3.
Hillbally Elegy is a novel set in a small Mississippi town where a group of girls is bullied for being too sensitive.
It follows three teenage girls as they try to make their mark in Hillblly, a town of about 10,000 people.
It was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2014.
Hillbillys’ story is about a group that must navigate the world of Hillbaly while facing bullying, drugs, and family pressure.
It’s also about a young woman’s life in a trailer park, where the pressures of being a teen can be overwhelming.
A Hillballys book, written by Amy Buntum, was nominated as one of the top three best novels of the year in the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award.
Bumillers husband is a Hillbilling resident.
Bumill’s Facebook post was shared more than 700 times, and more than 1,000 comments.
Some Hillballs’ critics criticized her for not providing a way to access Hillbllys novel.
“No one is perfect, and we all have to live with the consequences of our actions,” she told The Washington Times.
“You just have to keep doing what you’re doing, and keep doing it well.”
Buntum has said she is working to get Hillbilleys book published.
“If it’s the best book of the genre, it’s going to get sold.
If it’s not the best, you should just let it go and let the next generation write the next book,” she added.