What an interesting, non-linear YA story about a con artist. It is full of suspense, and written in Lockhart’s classic, sparse but extremely effective and gorgeous prose.
This is a classic anti-hero story with a female protagonist who, if you’re a sane person, you should consider her extremely unlikable. I consider her all kinds of twisted, but also really enjoyed her and the story. It reminds me a bit of The Talented Mr. Ripley.
The layers of this story are peeled away bit by bit and each new layer is a creepier and more complicated than the last. This is clever, and I love the way the story unfolded. There were also several things that caught me by surprise along the way and kept me on my toes, plus a good twist at the end.
Book 9 read in 2019