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Meet the best teen con artist team around.
Boone McReedy: high school conman, smooth-talking charmer, and the idiot who just got scammed out of $15,000 of his mom’s money.
Darby West: ass-kicker, straight-shooter, and Boone’s ex-girlfriend.
Now, they must team up to save their parents’ business, one con at a time.
That is if they don’t kill each other first.
Of course, they’re only going to scam people who deserve it.
That’s a promise.
Would they lie to you?
Title: The Scam List
Author: Kurt Dinan
Publication Date: August 3, 2020
Publisher: Crime Spree Books/BooksGoSocial
Genre: YA, Humor, Contemporary
This was probably one of the funniest book I’ve read in a while. It was clever and witty and had me laughing out loud at so many moments.
THE SCAM LIST revolves around a smart and sharp-tongued kid named Boone. His thoughts and descriptions of people and places were probably my favorite part of this whole book. If I could have him narrate me through life, I think I’d always be laughing.
Something I loved about this book was the many different ways Boone knew how to scam people. And I love that we learned these tricks as a reader from him. It made me feel like I was in on the scam with him. Before reading this, I kinda just thought I’d tag along for one big scam and that would be the book, but I like that I was able to experience multiple small ones as well.
One thing that kept me from giving this book five stars was the pace of it. The book took longer to get to the actionable parts of the story than I would have liked. Sure, there were some small adventures along the way, but I kept finding myself thinking, “Okay. But when are we going to do this thing?”
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! The humor was top-notch, the story-line was fun and wit-driven, and there were so many characters to love. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy and adventure.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.