Willa Fox was told to stay out of trouble.
In fact, it was an order from a very serious juvenile court judge.
However, that was before Willa found her house ransacked and a mysterious note from her mother, telling Willa she had to leave Paradise Valley for a while and not to come looking for her. Since her close friend Cherise has disowned her for stealing from the Glitterati, and practically everyone else at school is against her, Willa figures she has nothing keeping her here. So with the help of her pal Tre, Willa violates her probation and hits the California highway in search of the only person who really cares about her.
Other than fellow outlaw Aidan Murphy, that is. He offered to be Willa's wingman on her latest adventure—a sure sign that their one kiss is anything but a fluke. But will Aidan stand by her when their journey turns dangerously criminal and they wind up being the focus of a national manhunt?
Pretty Sly is a wild ride with a thrilling mystery that will make you smile and leave you breathless.
About the Author
Elisa Ludwig studied writing at Vassar College and Temple University. She has been pickpocketed twice, and once caught someone mid-pocket. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and her cat, Beau. Elisa is the author of Pretty Crooked and Pretty Sly, the first two books in a trilogy about kindhearted teenage outlaw Willa Fox.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This is book 2 in the 'Pretty Crooked' series, and kicks off where book 1 left off. **Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 'Pretty Crooked'.** Willa has just come home to find her house trashed, and her mother gone, and she's not sure what to do. When she then receives an email from her mother saying that she's left and not to try and find her, Willa decides to do exactly that – not only violating her own terms of probation, but also dragging her remaining friends down with her. What has happened to Willa's mother? Why is she running? And what from? Can Willa find her? And will she like what her mother has to say when she finally finds her? This was an interesting sequel, and I did think it was slightly better than 'Pretty Crooked', although I still didn't agree with a lot of Willa's thoughts and ideas. Willa continued to have some pretty strange ideas in this book. In the first book I didn't like how she thought that stealing from someone rich and giving it to someone poor was the 'right' thing to do, and didn't think she was really thinking rationally, and in this book, she continued with this slightly deluded way of thinking. Just when she'd say something and I'd think that maybe she was starting to feel guilty over her actions, she would then say something to totally contradict that. It kinda floored me how she felt that she should be proud over her stealing, and then later followed this up with 'Stealing was wrong. So wrong. But it was so exciting.' - I think she maybe has a little adrenalin addiction forming there. The plot line in this one was quite different to the plot line in 'Pretty Crooked'. While in the first book Willa was doing a Robin Hood impression, in this one she was more focused on finding her mother, and so we got more of a Bonnie and Clyde kinda thing going on. While this storyline was a change of pace, it still bothered me that Willa thought that what she was doing was just as important as what she had been doing in the first book, and even claimed that she was 'just doing what she needed to do to survive'. I'm sorry, but I don't buy that for a second. She could have done what her mother suggested and just leave her be, she didn't need to violate her probation, she didn't need to start stealing cars etc. so I really don't see how she can call what she was doing 'surviving'. There was a bit of a twist at the end that I didn't see coming, but again Willa's actions confused me. While the news that she received was shocking, her resulting actions – to continue to evade the law, seemed a bit like flogging a dead horse. Quit this behaviour already! Try staying on the right side of the law for once! What do you really hope to accomplish now? Who are you saving? What are you going to call what you're doing now? Overall; a slight improvement on the first, but this girl has some seriously dodgy morals. 6 out of 10.