Tag: E. Lockhart

Genuine Fraud


Author: E. Lockhart
264 Pages
Published: September 5, 2017

Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 3 Stars

Description from Amazon:

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

Kim’s Review:

Like other Lockhart books, this one is better when you go into it without much information, so I’ll try to keep my review as info free as possible. 😊 Unfortunately, I’m having a hard time deciding what kind of rating to give this book. I enjoyed reading it, I wanted to find out what was going on, I was excited to see what kind of twists Lockhart put in . . . but by the time I was done, all I could say was, “what?”.  I don’t think I understood what the point of this story was. The ending seemed really anticlimactic to me. I had such high expectations after reading We Were Liars, but I feel that Genuine Fraud missed the mark. I also felt a lot annoyance with all of the characters because of their whiny attitudes. The rich ones were complaining about all the pressure they were under, hence they left to “find themselves” . . .  must be nice! Everyone else acted like everything was the fault of others instead of taking responsibility for themselves. I did like the format of the book and that helped with the anticipation and pacing. I think I may have to settle on a 3-star rating: I enjoyed reading it and I’m glad I did, but I really don’t think I’ll ever pick it up again or really recommend it to anyone.

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We Were Liars


Author: E. Lockhart
242 Pages
Published: May 13, 2014

Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 Stars

Description from Amazon:

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

Kim’s Review:

I enjoyed reading this book; I finished it in a day. I decided to read it after getting a recommendation from Jesse the Reader. He suggested that it’s better to read this book without knowing too much about it, and that’s how I recommend it as well. The mystery starts from the very first page.

Cadence “Cady” Sinclair Eastman is a rich teenager whose family owns a private island. But this summer, something is wrong. And you spend the whole book trying to figure out what exactly is wrong. And when you do, boy, it’s pretty big! And don’t get distracted! There are some little clues that come out and I had a completely different idea of what was going on . . . yeah, I was wrong! The only reason I’m giving this book 4 stars is because there’s some of that righteous teenage anger about a world that they see only in black and white and haven’t grown up enough to know it’s actually gray. But other than that, it’s an easy read with an interesting plot line. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a light mystery.

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