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Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
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Dec 18, 12

bookshelves: netgalley, debut-challenge-2012, series-i-am-in-the-middle-of
Read on February 07, 2012

Willa Fox cruises into her first day at Valley Prep Academy on a bright orange vintage Schwinn bike, is almost run down by a car, then spots the hottest guy she's ever seen. Things for Willa get even better when she's taken in by the Glitterati, a posse of rich girls.

But eventually, Willa realizes that her new friends are not only rich and gorgeous -- they're mean. They use an anonymous blog to cyberbully a group of scholarship students, calling them skanks and making fun of their downscale clothes. Willa decides that something has to be done, and that she's just the girl to do it. She'll become a modern day Robin Hood. Sounds great, until her plan goes terribly wrong...

This book had a little bit of everything: one part fish-out-of-water tale, one part caper story, one part issue novel. It ends abruptly, so readers will have to pick up the next book in the series to find out what happens to Willa. My verdict? Adult readers may cringe at the constant brand-dropping and Willa's belief that new clothes solve everything. But the book makes clear that Willa will have to face the consequences of her actions. I found Willa funny enough and supporting characters Cherise and Tre interesting enough to be up for following their adventures into another book.

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