Parents' Guide to

Genuine Fraud

By Rachel Sarah, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Absorbing thriller unfolds in reverse-chronological order.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+


A great book. Flashbacks and a really good background for the characters. E. Lockhart is an amazing author.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (3 ):

The language in this dark mystery is absorbing and he plot moves along at a brisk pace, but it's not straightforward. It takes takes extra work to follow the story's reverse-chronological order. Also, while the settings are captivating, neither Jule nor Imogen are very likeable. ("I am the center of the story now," Jule said to herself. "I don't have to weigh very little, wear very little, or have my teeth fixed. I am the center.") Still, the themes of the novel -- holding onto your secrets and finding out who you are -- keep the reader guessing until the end.

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