elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

Immoral Code

"This stunning YA debut is the real deal! Authentic voices (and dialog), caper-like excitement, and a real-world heist with overtones of Robin Hood, Oceans Eleven and A Fish Named Wanda. The dialog was so pitch-perfect, so precisely what THEY sound like, that it boggles the mind how this amazing novel is a debut. This writer is already a masterful amalgamation of journeywoman skill, wildly imaginative creativity, and talent."

"Immoral Code is something I would have wanted to read as a teen. It has everything: empowered young adults, complex relationships, characteristics with realistic motivations, strengths, and flaws, perfectly written dialogue and narration, and a flawless heist! And, of course, a valuable message. I would recommend to any young adult, as I think it has something for everyone, all packaged in a highly entertaining read."

Ocean's 8 meets The Breakfast Club in this fast-paced, multi-perspective story about five teens determined to hack into one billionaire absentee father's company to steal tuition money.

For Nari, aka Narioka Diane, aka hacker digital alter ego "d0l0s," it's college and then a career at "one of the big ones," like Google or Apple. Keagan, her sweet, sensitive boyfriend, is happy to follow her wherever she may lead. Reese is an ace/aro visual artist with plans to travel the world. Santiago is off to Stanford on a diving scholarship, with very real Olympic hopes. And Bellamy? Physics genius Bellamy is admitted to MIT--but the student loan she'd been counting on is denied when it turns out her estranged father--one Robert Foster--is loaded.
Nari isn't about to let her friend's dreams be squashed by a deadbeat billionaire, so she hatches a plan to steal just enough from Foster to allow Bellamy to achieve her goals. Fast-paced and banter-filled, Lillian Clark's debut is a hilarious and thought-provoking Robin Hood story for the 21st century.

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