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The Blonde of the Joke

The Blonde of the Joke

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by Bennett Madison

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"There are three and only three rules for shoplifting," Francie instructed me.

From the very first day Val meets the outrageously blond Francie, she realizes that Francie has the gutsy courage and determination Val has always envied. But Francie sees something in Val too—something that Val's never noticed. "You've got that sneaky thing about you," she

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Blonde of the Joke 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Val wasn't always this way. She used to have friends and do fun things. But ever since all her friends moved to various parts of the United States, she's alone, and fading away. And then she met Francie. Francie is pretty much the average blonde slut. Skirts too short, heels too high, shirts too exposing. Typical hooker-wear. She and Val are so different. But when Francie walks up to Val at the mall one day, they become instant friends. And Val gets sucked into her world, and it all starts with the shoplifting. Soon she's not only participating in Francie's not-so-legal after school activity, she's dressing like her too, smoking, and acting just like her. They're practically sisters. But even sisters fight sometimes. I absolutely adored this book. Although I'm totally depressed that the ARC that I got didn't have a cover, it was still amazing. The plot was great, the writing was great, the cover will be great when they finally put it online. It wasn't shallow like I had expected it to be. It was fabulous. I totally recommend it!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Valentina has had friends throughout the years. But they all just seem to fade out and then she's left by herself again. She spends her time at the mall, hoping that one day something there will change her life. And what do you know, it actually happens. While she's browsing the racks at the Wet Seal, Francie Knight taps on her shoulder. Francie is a very provocative girl in Val's class who has been seen around campus wearing the "raincoat." Apparently, Francie is a major shoplifter, and soon Val is, too. All the girls ever do is hang out at the mall shoplifting basically whatever they can get their hands on in search of the "Holy Grail" - the one most amazing thing that they have ever seen in their life. When Val isn't with Francie, she's worrying about her older brother, Jesse, who is mysteriously dying. Val has never really understood why he is, but apparently it's going to happen someday soon. She's also starting to mess around a bit (behind Francie's back) with the very attractive boy that the girls met at the mall one day. Francie also deals with her own problems involving her basically psychotic mother, who randomly disappears, and when Francie finds her she'll end up staying with her grandmother for a week or so while her mom checks herself into the hospital. Soon Val gets a little tired of Francie's ways and decides she needs to do something. But how drastic will that something be? THE BLONDE OF THE JOKE is one of those books that's kind of hard to summarize, but I definitely loved it. Francie's character was so out there, and soon Val's character was, too. I also loved the ending of the story, which wasn't too abrupt or unfinished. All in all, this is a pretty great book. I definitely want to read something else by Bennett Madison now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sounds vere good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before i knew about nooks i was athe library a couple years ago and i picked up this book and was devouring it. For w.e. reason i decided not to get the book. But i jus got it and read it on a day and continued to read it and i fell in love with it. Hope u do too. Its a really great book (:
Paul Fitzmaurice More than 1 year ago
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