High school sophomore Willa and her artist mother move to Arizona where Willa starts attending an elite prep school after her mother finally sells some paintings, and Willa attempts to even things out by stealing from the rich students and giving to the poor ones.
I liked this book more than I thought I would. To be honest, the cover makes it look pretty cheesy, which is why I had my doubts. Pretty Crooked is a modern day retelling of Robin Hood, which I love! When Willa arrives at the prep school, she finds out that the rich, popular students look down upon the scholarship and poor students.
I loved Willa. She was one of those characters that you can’t help but love. She’s spunky and means well. My only complaint about her was that it seemed that some of her actions weren’t always justified. Willa was also just plain interesting. She was intelligent, a fast learner, and determined to help out the poor students. I really enjoyed reading about her.
Pretty Crooked is a lovely read. It’s one of the best 2012 debut novels I’ve read so far this year. Elisa Ludwig has a writing style that I really enjoyed, and I’m looking forward to reading her future novels. I recommend Pretty Crooked, it’s a hilarious, witty novel that I think a lot of people will like!
FTC- Received from Netgalley.