Pretending to be Erica

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Pretending to Be Erica is probably the most surprising read for me this year. One, the synopsis doesn’t do it justice. Sure, the book gets you curious, but then you open it up, and it’s like you’ve be transported to another world. To a world where being a con artist is a way of life, and it’s the only life the main character, Erica (but really Violet) knows. As a young girl whose spent her first five years in foster care, she’s adopted by a man named Sal. Sal is going to pull off a con that involves a very rare painting. With the help of Violet, of course. Violet’s job is to become Erica; a girl who was kidnapped thirteen years ago. All this to pull off the biggest heist that will hopefully lead them to a comfortable life. All Erica has to do is get the painting, but that’s easier said then done. Things start getting complicated though. What would it have been like if Violet actually had a mother who cared? What would it be like to live a normal life without all the deceit? Readers, you don’t want to miss out on this fantastic story. The story is well done, the characters were great, and the mystery aspect of the book is what has me hooked. Make sure you pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed!

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Author Michelle Painchaud
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Viking Children's Books
Publish Date 21-Jul-2015
ISBN 9780670014972
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Issue July 2015
Category Young Adult


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