NAME: Genuine Fraud
AUTHOR: E. Lockhart
GENRE: Thriller, Fiction, YA, coming of age
MY RATING: 5/5
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.
This book was absolutely thrilling and genius. I LOVED it. I’ve only ever read E. Lockhart’s THe bOyfriend list which was a comedy and so, so different from Genuine Fraud which is a thriller. E.Lockhart has beautiful writing and I look forward to reading more books by her. This book though, MIND BLOWING. The writing, characters, story, plot, everything was AMAZING and left no stone unturned.
The story was immaculate yet somehow very unexpected. It took new turns and twists and came circling back to the protagonist, Jule. The story was put into words in an exemplary manner that described every aspect to perfection. Also now would be a good time to mention that this book was written in REVERSE. Can you believe that?! And it made everything tenfold more interesting. The style and manner in which it was written made me love E. Lockhart’s writing and I yearn to read more thrillers by her.
The characters were quite complex and deep. The author gave us an elaborate outline about each of their lives, their background and behaviour. Most importance was given to the kick ass and daunting protagonist Jule. She was good and yet bad, she was happy and yet sad. I loved her in a confusing way.
The end of the book took me by surprise and I NEVER saw that coming. I liked the book a lot and it might even be my favourite book for a long time from now. You guys need to read this book ASAP and know for yourselves why I liked it so much. A huge thanks to the wonderful Bloomsbury India for a review copy 🙂