Friday, January 14, 2011

Middle/High School Pick

Heist Society
Heist Society
Ally Carter
Hyperion Books, 2010
287 pages

Heist Society is the most fun a book can be--filled with witty dialog, smart sleight of hand, white collar crime, high dollar art theft, international globe-trotting, secret identities, fake passports, breaking into a fortess to steal an art collection, and quiet romantic moments, Carter delivers a gem of a ya novel.

When you come from a family of thieves, it's easy to follow in their footsteps. Kat Bishop and hottie guy friend Hale have to find stolen paintings for an Italian mobster before he puts a hit on Kat's art thief father. Her father is innocent, surprisingly enough, but it's up to Kat to clear his name. There's only one way to do it--find the art, steal it back and return it to the mobster.

Each section is set in another part of the world: Las Vegas, Italy, Paris, New York. The smart dialog between Kat, Hale, Uncle Eddie and cousin Gabrielle use terms like Fallen Angel, Drawbridge, Dog in a Bar--scams used by thieves to gain entry into their marks. Readers will relish the world in which Kat travels and her exciting adventures.

This is one teen caper that delivers! Not to be missed. Must read and a real page turner! The cover will captivate most readers--smart cover choice!

Highly, highly recommended for grades 7-up

FTC Required Disclaimer: I purchased this book for the library. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.

1 comment:

  1. This one is very popular with my middle school readers, too. Thanks for the honest opinion of Shine-- there is such a gap between "appropriate for middle school" and "appropriate for high school"!