Tuesday, April 22, 2014

REVIEW: Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig

Pretty Crooked (Pretty Crooked, #1)
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?


When Willa's mother sells her art and receives a lot of money for them, they move into a nice house in Arizona. Since they are now rich, Willa gets to go to the private school, which is full of rich kids. Willa quickly becomes friends with the most popular girls in school, but when it's revealed that her new friends are making the scholarship students’ lives hell via an online blog, she decides to right a few wrongs.

My first impression of this book was that it would be a fun read, based on the cover, but this book has more serious aspects to it. Not that that's a bad thing. The fact that this wasn't a 'fun' read did not hurt the rating at all.
But the book has a more serious vibe because of the cruelty of the popular girls and the thievery. The thievery, which started out as kind of fun, quickly becomes more serious with in the book.
To be honest, I did find this book to be entertaining.
I was interested in what Willa would do and how things would turn out.
The reason why this book didn't get a higher rating was mainly because most of the book was focused on the popular girls. That's okay, there was a point to that, but the thievery did not begin until further in the book. Since that was the most interesting part of the book, it kind of bothered me that there was so much focus on the popular girls.
There was also a random secondary plot with Willa's mother that didn't really lead anywhere, but while that was strange, I get the feeling that it will tie into the next book.

I did enjoy reading this book, but I wished that there was more thievery and less mean girl stuff.
I will be reading the next book as I am curious to see what will happen next!

I hereby give this book
3 Wheels!
Meaning: I liked it.

1 comment :

  1. Interesting thoughts. I actually tried to read this book when it came out and I couldn't finish it :( Maybe I will go back to it some day! Thank you for the review!!