Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

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 – (There are 3 pairs of scissors, including the one on the cover. Not including the ones in the mirror) @bibliomanic_bookworm
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*NO SPOILERS*
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Firstly, I want to say that I really enjoyed We Were Liars by E Lockhart and I was really expecting her second book to be just as great, but I was let down. I won’t give anything away because the mystery is the whole appeal to her books but while I was reading this one I found myself really confused throughout the whole book. The way the story was told was really hard for me to keep up with and see the whole picture at the end of the story because it was so broken up. Which the format was really cool it just messed with my mind a little bit and made it where reading it wasn’t as enjoyable as it probably would have been if it was told normally. The main character was good and interesting, but her conversations and thoughts also confused me about her which is the whole point of the story, but because of this I felt like I lost my connection with her. There was one part that really surprised me and that was it, the rest of the story to me felt like, “eh, okay that happened now let’s move on.” It wasn’t hard for me to read and get through this book, it just wasn’t as exciting as I thought it should have been. I really liked the idea for the book but it just wasn’t for me. Although I didn’t like this one too much I highly recommend her first book We Were Liars!
Favorite Quote:
“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”
~Charles Du Bos
This quote isn’t actually from the book its an outside one that was brought in as a part of the story, but I feel like it sums up this book pretty good.
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* SPOILER ALERT*
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So my official evaluation of Jule is that she is a sociopath. I am a huge psych nerd and because of my thoughts about her I wanted more of her backstory to try and evaluate her more and kind of see where she comes from. Which again, it was probably better it was left out because of the whole format of the book but I couldn’t help but want it anyway. And can someone please explain to me her whole hero thing? She was always so obsessed with the heroes and made references to them all the time. I don’t know what was going on, but then again I was a mass of confusion the whole time.

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