Ellingham Academy is a private school that is located in the forests of Vermont, run by the richest person on earth, Albert Ellingham.
Once the academy was opened, Albert’s wife and daughter had been kidnapped, and received a ransom letter for money. The only clue left to what happened to his family is a riddle mocking Albert, signed “Truly Devious”.
Decades later, Stevie Bell is a true crime fanatic and is set on being the person to solve the cold case of the century. But, strange things are happening at Ellingham Academy. Could it be Truly Devious?
This was such a wonderful book. I relish a good mystery, and I enjoyed how the author integrated some true crime podcasts that I love to make the book more relatable. Truly Devious was a book that always kept me on my toes and I couldn’t stop myself from taking a break!
With summer coming to a close I thought this was the perfect summertime book to finish off my summer! A fun and light Y.A. that I flew through.
Elouise (Lou) Parker is set on making her summer before the senior year the best one yet, but some obstacles get in the way.
Lou is the dancing hot dog at the local amusement park yet again; she has a crush like never before on the diving pirate, Nick, who’s girlfriend is the literal princess of the park. Lou’s best friend, Seely, ends up not wanting to be involved with her scheming of winning over the pirate of Lou’s dreams, and to top it all off, the amusement park is closing!
I enjoyed how the book has more representation involving a girl/girl relationship. I did get a bit annoyed with Lou’s personality because she is the “my way or the highway” type of gal, but I realized that the author put this in to show how much Lou changes and learns from her mistakes throughout the book. I admire how an author will use these tools to get the reader more invested in the characters and start to care for them.
If anyone is in a reading slump and needs an easy and funny read to fix that, I recommend this contemporary!
When I first saw this book, I was hesitant to read it at first because I didn’t think I’d learn anything new about Donald J. Trump, but boy was I wrong. This book brings accounts from Mary L. Trump’s childhood and being the eyewitness of unfair treatment to her father, Fred Trump Jr., and her mother. Mary L. Trump is a clinical psychologist and gives the psychological profile of Trump, where it fills in the blanks to me. It is very striking how no one in the Trump family attempts to debate the facts in the book, and I understand how they were trying to block this book from being printed. A definite recommendation to anyone interested in learning about Donald J. Trump from a psychological aspect.