The Blonde of the Joke

The Blonde of the Joke

eBook - 2009
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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 says. "I bet you have a dark past." And just like that, the blonde and the brunette become partners in crime. Thanks to Francie, Val is suddenly taking risks, taking charge, and taking what she deserves. But as the stakes get higher, Francie and Val find themselves more and more tangled in a thrilling web of love, lies, and shoplifting. Soon it becomes clear that the darkest secrets have yet to be discovered.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, HarperCollins,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780061948138
Characteristics: 1 online resource (288 pages)
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lib_apart Dec 01, 2014

Val meets Francie and her life begins to change. Francie has invested much of her life imbuing shoplifting with cosmic significance. Val and Francie go on a quest to find the Holy Grail of petty thievery, and it takes on emotional overtones, especially as Val’s brother starts to enter the terminal stages of an illness. A fast-paced read, at times more glossy and shiny like the objects that the girls steal than meaningful. Blonde jokes populate the novel periodically to underscore the meanspiritedness of these girls.


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