Book Review

When Mean Girls meet Robin Hood: Pretty Crooked…

Before I get started on my review, here is the link for my I love reading giveaway 🙂

Disclaimer: This review is based on the version of the book Pretty Crooked which I received as ARC through NetGalley. I am happy I discovered this website and I have decided to review the books I have the chance to read when I give them at least 3 stars on Goodreads. I gave Pretty Crooked 3 stars so here we go 🙂

After reading The Fault in Our Stars, I needed something which would not make me cry. Thanks to NetGalley, Pretty Crooked was waiting on my Kindle. I love Robin Hood stories so I thought this could be a match…

Summary from Goodreads: High school sophomore Willa and her artist mother move to Arizona where Willa starts attending an elite prep school after her mother finally sells some paintings, and Willa attempts to even things out by stealing from the rich students and giving to the poor ones.

I really enjoyed Willa´s voice. She was funny, witty and yes, she does steal but she does have the best intentions at heart. Honestly, I didn´t spend too much time thinking about the possible moral implications because, well, if you´ve got a story of Robin Hood, you have somebody who steals. That´s how it works.

It would be like changing the ending of a fairy tale…It reminds me of a Desperate Housewives episode when Lynette argues with another mom on Little Red Riding Hood who wanted to change the ending because the wolf is too scary.


Willa is not on a big quest, she definitely has flaws and some of her actions may be questionable.

It reminded me of Mean Girls. Cady not able to stand up to their little group because she liked being in the middle of attention. Well, Willa is a little bit like her and when she wants to make it right, while still not losing her status, she turns into “Robin Hood”. Of course, there´s more to the story than Willa trying to get back at the mean rich kids, she also meets a guy at school who makes her heart beat faster. It´s a cute romance, even though he does not end up on my list of book crushes (but I have high expectations on this, I mean Etienne St-Clair from Anna and The French Kiss is hard to compete with). The issues with her mother, with whom she got along just fine before, grow stronger throughout the book and I wonder what the sequel will entail on this front.

Pretty crooked is a fun and light read.

Sometimes fun and light is exactly what I need 🙂 

How about you?



12 thoughts on “When Mean Girls meet Robin Hood: Pretty Crooked…”

  1. I agree fun and light are needed sometimes. I will have to put this on my list to check out some time. I do adore Robin Hood.

    1. 😀 I´d love to hear your thoughts on it once you´ve read it. For me it was a nice transition…and a cute book which indeed is sometimes needed 😀

  2. Haha, this does look like a fun story. And I love Robin Hood too so even better! 🙂

    How does NetGallery work btw? Do you just sign up and get arcs then for whatever e-reader you have?

    1. It is fun…I didn´t take it too seriously. I think if you do you´ll be disappointed because it touches upon some darker themes but in a lighter tone…

      I´ll send you an email on Netgalley 😀

  3. I was wondering about this one. Will have to consider it at some point, but if it’s only about a 3 star I’ll wait a bit. Your ratings tend to be a pretty similar to mine on these types of books, so I totally trust your opinion 😀

    1. I feel honored Jaime 😀 It was fun as long as I did not try to make it into a book which it wasn´t. It´s light and does not get deep into some darker themes present in the book. I´ll get the sequel because it did intrigue me and I enjoyed reading this one 😀

  4. Having just read TFIOS i’m looking for some fun and light. This does sound entertaining but if it’s not worth a 5…

  5. I love reading your blog, with your reviews and generous nature (your book giveaway) so I would like to give you the ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award. If you wish to accept it, please drop by to grab the award photo to put on your page. 🙂

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