Pretty Crooked

Pretty Crooked
by Elisa Ludwig
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, 2012
ISBN: 978-0062066060
For ages: 13+


Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple. Take from the rich kids at valley prep and give to the poor ones. Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her new high school is anything but. The first of a three-book series, Pretty Crooked is an adventurous teen caper that deals with issues of bullying, classism, racism and the social hierarchies of high school.

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“This should be an easy sell to fans of Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars books.”

“This debut keeps readers zooming along as a formerly poor girl plays Robin Hood when she strikes it rich…. A solid debut.”

“Packed with romance, humor, and adventure, PRETTY CROOKED will steal your heart.”
–Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (But Probably Shouldn’t Have)

“Intriguing characters, high adventure, good-hearted heists, and plenty of romance. PRETTY CROOKED has me pining for Willa’s next adventure!”
–Jennifer Echols, author of Forget You and The One that I Want

“Pretty clever, pretty funny, pretty adorable. I loved it!”
–Lauren Henderson, author of Kiss Me Kill Me

“Filled with mystery, high-tension heists, and flirting with an enigmatic bad boy, PRETTY CROOKED kept me hooked right up to the action-packed ending.”
–Tera Lynn Childs, author of Oh. My. Gods.Forgive My Fins, and Sweet Venom

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About the Author

Elisa Ludwig studied English and creative writing at Vassar College and Temple University, where she taught undergraduates the fundamentals of fiction. Elisa is also a freelance writer specializing in all things edible. She lives in Philadelphia.
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School Visit Information

Elisa Ludwig enjoys meeting and working with teens. She can speak about her publishing journey, how her life experience is reflected in her work, and the importance of writing during the teen years. She can also lead a writing workshop tailored to your school’s curriculum.