Genuine FraudBook - 2017
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JCLChrisK Jun 13, 2018
In a small way, I think it's unfortunate that Lockhart is so well known for We Were Liars, to which this will inevitably be compared, because I think it has more in common with her earlier (and superior, in my mind) The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Of course, this has a reverse c... Read More »
JCLMeganK Sep 27, 2017
I really enjoyed this book. Lockhart's writing style flows easily, the main characters are intriguing, and the suspense in this story makes you want to keep reading. I finished this book in one night! If you read her other suspense novel "We Were Liars" and enjoyed that, there's a good ... Read More »
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"Every place has rules. What you do when you come into a new place is, you figure them out. Like when you're a guest, you learn the codes of behavior and adapt. Yes?"
"Maybe that's what you do."
"That's what everyone does. You work out how loud you can talk, how you can sit, what things are okay to say and what's rude. It's called being a human in society."
"Nah." Forrest crossed his legs in a leisurely fashion. "I'm not that fake. I just do what feels right to me. And you know what? It's never been a problem, until now."
"Because you're you."
"What does that mean?"
"You're a guy. You come from money, you're white, you have really good teeth, you graduated from Yale, the list goes on."
"Other people adapt to you, a**hole. You think there's no adapting going on, but you're f***ing blind, Forrest. It's all around you, all the time."
"I think you're wrong about the American Dream," said Jule.
"No, I'm not. Why?"
"The American dream is to be an action hero."
"Americans like to fight wars," said Jule. "We want to change laws or break them. We like vigilantes. We're crazy about them, right? Superheroes and the Taken movies and whatever. We're all about heading out west and grabbing land from people who had it before. Slaughtering the so-called bad guys and fighting the system. That's the American dream."
The dedication: For anyone who has been taught that good equals small and silent, here is my heart with all its ugly tangles and splendid fury.
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