Author: E. Lockhart
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.
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.