Monday, January 21, 2013

Hilarious and Modern Robin Hood: Pretty Crooked - Elisa Ludwig

Pretty Crooked (Pretty Crooked, #1)Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
Date Released: March 13th 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages:  368 pages
Format: E - Book
Source: Library
Rating: Loved It
Series: (Pretty Crooked #1)

Goodreads Synopsis:  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?

From Goodreads

My Review:
Tagline: "Could Willa pull of being her 'Robin Hood' in her rich, luxurious town of Valley Prep when all eyes are set on you?"

Where do I even begin with this one?! Pretty Crooked was dazzling, hilarious, and pure fun read! It had everything in a great contemporary, Willa; a super relatable character, and romance, I loved it so much! It was hints of Mean Girls + Gossip Girl = Makes Pretty Crooked. If you like one of the shows/movies above definitely pick Pretty Crooked now!

Instantly, since page one I was hooked, no doubt! Willa was so relatable, spunky, and quirky! She set the tone for how the book and there wasn't a time I didn't hated her, except for a few choices she did. When she and her mom moves to Valley Prep, a rich 
boarding school, she instantly notices all the rich kids with the clothes, wealth, and status. It was definitely an people she can't compete with but instantly she is picked up by the world of the Glitterati. The real stealing doesn't happen towards the middle and by then we get a sense of what Willa has to go through with school and what her mom is secretly meeting with. Willa was so fun to read with!!! 

The characters were so fun to read with! Willa meets two guys, Tre and Aiden, both who help her throughout the whole book. What I liked about the plot, was that both Tre and Aiden weren't the stars of the show and wasn't insta loved fueled. But the Glitterati really makes sense of the plot. Nikki, Kellie, and Cherise where really intense on Willa! They owned a blog, called ValleyBuzz where they would slam people on whatever stupid choices they made and even though we didn't see who owned it, its pretty clear they do. 

The whole stealing concept was pretty good I had to say! Willa decided she had enough of the scholarship girls getting judged for the clothes they wore, she learned some skill for stealing. Even though I hate stealing, Willa doing was really made me wonder a lot. Does a new piece from Neiman Marcus really make you look better? She would then buy the clothes, knock on the door leaving the package outside with a note, and leave. Willa kept the statisfaction for herself, till everyone notices someone is stealing. I loved when all of this happened so much! It was so cool and kept me reading. :))

Overall, if you love does good gossip stories, tons of laughs, and a spunky heronine, pick Pretty Crooked soon! It's definitely one of the best books I read this year and I sooo can't wait to pick up Pretty Sly coming out this year in March 12!

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  1. This book sounds amazing! I added it to my list to read. Thanks for sharing it! I like the description as well as your review on it.

  2. This sounds like so much fun I have to add this to my list! Nothing more I love than when I book makes me laugh out loud :) Great review!


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