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Genuine Fraud
by E. Lockhart


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Overview
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LENA DUNHAM AND JENNI KONNER OF GIRLS TO PRODUCE MOVIE

From the author of We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes a unique novel that showcases E. Lockhart's unmatched ability to play with style and deliver a perfectly plotted, well-written novel with a surprise twist.

Be among the first to meet Imogen and Jule

"Compulsively readable." --Entertainment Weekly

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.

"You will devour it." --Gayle Forman, bestselling author of If I Stay

"Fans of E. Lockhart's We Were Liars will love this . . . and definitely won't see the ending coming." --HelloGiggles.com

"Tangled secrets, diabolical lies and, ultimately, a mind-blowing outcome are crafted with the plotted precision we expect (and love ) from E. Lockhart." --Justine Magazine

"Moves at a breakneck speed." --Marie Claire

"As with E. Lockhart's previous novel, the best-selling "We Were Liars," readers] will likely finish the last page and flip right back to the beginning to search for clues they missed." --Chicago Tribune

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385744775
  • ISBN-10: 0385744773
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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BookPage Reviews

Danger beneath the surface

E. Lockhart’s latest novel opens in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where 18-year-old Jule West Williams is spending a month at a luxury resort. She speaks with a London accent and makes friends with the bartender. She swims laps and studies Spanish. She’s friendly and outgoing, but always holds something back, and she always looks over her shoulder. She is also entirely alone. On the outside, it would appear that Jule is a wealthy heiress with time to kill and money to burn, but on the inside, Jule is a self-trained fighter with a shady past. Then, there’s Imogen Sokoloff, Jule’s charismatic friend who loves Victorian novels and global jaunts. Both Jule and Imogen are orphans, but one was adopted into money, and the other most definitely was not. And yet, somehow, their lives become impossibly intertwined.

To reveal anything else would spoil this deftly plotted and fast-paced narrative told in reverse-chronological order. However, readers familiar with Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley—which Lockhart, bestselling author of We Were Liars, cites as an influence—will sense the story’s chilling trajectory. This isn’t a typical teen novel with clear-cut heroines and antagonists, and yet young readers will identify bits of themselves in these complicated characters. Because, as Jule discovers, the biggest hurdle of adolescence is simply finding out who you are.

 

This article was originally published in the September 2017 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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