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Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love
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bookshelves: fiction, suspense, trl17

This is definitely a story about the criminal life. If you're easily upset by violence, drugs, references to child abuse and molestation, etc., I'd say just go ahead and avoid this one. Although that would be a shame, because this is an organized crime/gang story that centers a really compelling female crime lord. Crime lady? Whatever.

Lola is a criminal mastermind, smart enough both to run her gang and to let other people think her boyfriend is running the gang. (She doesn't have to put up with machismo-inspired challenges from male gang members within and outside of her group, and her boyfriend is first in line for any heat that comes their way.) She's overcome a lot from her fairly fucked-up childhood, still struggles with her relationship with her mother, and has big ambitions. She's not a nice woman, and that's why I loved her. She's hard and clever and does bad things, but she's complex enough to be sympathetic. And that makes her fascinating to read about. This isn't a fun story, but it's a good one.

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Started Reading
July 28, 2017 – Shelved
July 28, 2017 – Shelved as: trl17
July 28, 2017 – Shelved as: suspense
July 28, 2017 – Shelved as: fiction
July 28, 2017 – Finished Reading

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