By Elisa Ludwig
(Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780062066060, 368pp.)
Publication Date: March 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Willa's secret plan seems all too simple.
Take from the rich kids at valley prep and give to the poor ones.
Yet Willa's turn as Robin Hood at her new high school is anything but. Bilking her "friends"—known to everyone as the Glitterati—without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to break into lockers and Beemers is as hard as she'd thought it would be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are bullied just for being different, is more fun than she'd expected.
The complication Willa didn't expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, VP's most notorious ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her—evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There's no time for flirting, especially with conceited trust-funders like Aidan. But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?
Elisa Ludwig's Pretty Crooked is the first book in an adventurous teen caper series filled with mystery, humor, and heart.
Elisa Ludwig studied writing at Vassar College and Temple University. She has been pickpocketed twice, and once caught someone mid-pocket. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and her cat, Beau. Elisa is the author of Pretty Crooked and Pretty Sly, the first two books in a trilogy about kindhearted teenage outlaw Willa Fox.
“Tantalizing....[for] fans of Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars books.”
“PRETTY CROOKED keeps readers zooming along as a formerly poor girl plays Robin Hood when she strikes it rich. A solid debut.”
“A pretty twisted, modern-day Robin Hood story full of fun, fashion, and mischief.”
-Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods series
“Packed with romance, humor, and adventure, PRETTY CROOKED will steal your heart.”
-Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (But Probably Shouldn't Have)
“Pretty clever, pretty funny, pretty adorable. I loved it!”
-Lauren Henderson, author of Kiss Me Kill Me
“Filled with mystery, high-tension heists, and flirting with an enigmatic bad boy, PRETTY CROOKED kept me hooked right up to the action-packed ending.”
-Tera Lynn Childs, author of Oh. My. Gods., Forgive My Fins, and Sweet Venom