Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart | Book Review

Pages: 262
Format: Physical
Publication: Delacorte Press

How I got the copy: Penguin Random House Canada
Rating: 2/5

The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

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.

Genuine Fraud is told backward by an unreliable narrator, which I found hard to keep up with at times. The main character Jule starts going by the name of her friend, Imogen, and that also makes it hard to figure out who you're actually reading from but I thought the story was unique.

I enjoyed We Were Liars and I was way more emotionally invested in We Were Liars, unlike Genuine Fraud... It could be because the main characters are unlikable and I didn't really care what happened to them because of that but it was an intriguing read. I love mystery, crime novels (and TV) and this gives you just that.

Genuine Fraud was definitely not what I expected but it's a unique twisted read but quite confusing at times. If you enjoy YA mystery I'd recommend picking this up. Just remember to pay close attention because things can get quite confusing if you're a bit distracted while reading this. Maybe consider creating one of these...? Ha, kidding.


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