Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pretty Crooked (Pretty Crooked, #1) by Elisa Ludwig Quick Review

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published Date: March 13, 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.

Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends”-known to everyone as the Glitterati-without them suspecting a thing, is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she’d thought it’d be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the “wrong” side of town, is way more fun than she’d expected.

The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her-evening the social playing field between the have and have-nots. There’s no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan.

But when the cops start investigating the string of burglaries at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could he wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?

4 out of 5 stars

 A modern day robin hood, main character Willa steals from the rich and snobby and gives to the poor and mistreated.Willa is new to Arizona and even newer to the lifestyle of sort of rich and quasi famous. 

Her mother’s an artist and it’s finally paid off. No more home hopping and public schools for this girl. She now attends uber posh private school Valley Prep and she’s finally settling in. She makes friends quickly, scoring a prime spot with the Gliteratti. It’s seems to be going really well, the shopping, the parties, its all a dream come true. Until she discovers the Buzz, an anonymous gossip bashing blog. 

This site becomes the basis for all that goes right and wrong in Willa’s life.
There are some great relationships in this novel. It’s in depth realistic look at teenaged high society life. The kids are rich and they act accordingly. 

The upside of this novel are the down to earth, and rather realistic characters, they really helped to shape the novel. I loved the unique plot and the how easy and enjoyable it was to read.
Readers will enjoy just how relatable it is. I was thoroughly pleased with this one and it’s one of my new favorites.

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