Monday, January 26, 2015

Pretty Sly by Elisa Ludwig - OPTIONAL

Ludwig, Elisa Pretty Sly, 326 pgs. Katherine Tegen Books, 2013. Language – PG-13 (55 swears, 0 “f”), Sexual Content – PG; Violence – PG; 

Going back to classes in her rich private school after being released from juvie is a difficult situation for Willa to be in. Add in a ransacked house and a missing mother to the stares in school and homework is the last thing on her mind. In a whirlwind of decisions, Willa and her friend steal a car and hit the road to find Willa’s mother, but it comes with uncovering truths better left untouched. 

At the end of this book there is an obvious continuing to a sequel, but I do not feel compelled to go read it. While following Willa on the run is an exciting idea, it seemed to me that she was just doing the same thing over and over again for the entire middle chunk of the book. I could have easily read the beginning and the end, or simply stopped reading fifty pages in, with the same amount of satisfaction that I got reading the whole thing. 

HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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